Louisiana Habitat covers approximately 3.5 acres and features the flora, fauna, architecture, industry and culture of Louisiana. Marshes, swamps, and uplands of Louisiana are depicted through natural habitat exhibits for the native species such as alligator, spoonbill, otter, cougar, black bear, bobcat, raccoon, red wolf, white-tailed deer and many others.
Visitors enjoy underwater viewing of turtles, fish, otters and alligators. Animal tracks are included in one section of the walkway for identification.
Louisiana Habitat exhibit received an award from Louisiana Contractors magazine for best public facility in 1998 and won an AZA award (Significant Achievement Award in 2002).
The exhibit was funded by the City of Alexandria, the State of Louisiana, Rapides Foundation and corporate and private funds raised by the Zoo and FOTAZ.