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About the Exhibit

Explore the wonders of Central and South America right here in Alexandria! Land of the Jaguar, a renovation of the Zoo's South American section, is the largest project the Zoo has undertaken since the Louisiana Habitat Exhibit, which opened in 1998.

The renovation dramatically changes the look of the area while offering exciting new ways for visitors to discover over 40 different species of wildlife featured in the exhibit.

This beautifully renovated area of the Zoo showcases the magnificent animals, architecture, and culture of Latin America. Guests will enter through Mayan temple ruins, trek through an Amazonian village, and end their journey at the edge of the Andes Mountains.


Land of the Jaguar is funded through a SPARC grant, with additional funding from the City of Alexandria, Friends of the Alexandria Zoo, and private / corporate donors.


Admission   Price
Adult / Teen (Ages 13 - 64) $7.50
Child (Ages 4 - 12) $5.50
Senior (Ages 65+) $4.50
Child (Ages 3 & under) Free
FOTAZ Member (with card & ID) Free
Train Ride (Ages 1 & Up) $1.50


3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

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09.22.13     Ice Cream Zooesta

FOTAZ Members Only - Ice Cream Zooesta

Date: Sunday, September 22
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
Admission: FOTAZ Members Only

RSVP is required by Sunday, September 15.

FOTAZ Members - be the first to experience our newest exhibit in this free exclusive member preview! Enjoy an ice cream treat and explore the new Land of the Jaguar.

Must be a CURRENT FOTAZ MEMBER at the time of the event to attend. FOTAZ Membership Cards and Photo IDs will be checked at the gate. Only individuals included on your membership card may attend.

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Not a current member? Join FOTAZ before September 15 to be eligible to attend.

09.26.13     VIP Preview Nite

Land of the Jaguar
VIP Preview Nite

Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: 6 pm
Admission: $100 per person

Attendees must be ages 21 or older.

Enjoy a wild evening in celebration of the Alexandria Zoo's newest exhibit, Land of the Jaguar. Feast on a carnival of Latin American flavors, sip on signature drinks, and enjoy a stunning live performance by authentic Mayan artists, along with dancing and other entertainment.

Casual Attire. Attendees must be ages 21 or older.

The Zoo gates will close at 2 pm (visitors must exit by 3 pm) on Thursday, September 26 in preparation for the event.

Limited number of tickets available. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, September 18.

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09.28.13     Grand Opening

Land of the Jaguar
Grand Opening

Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Admission: Regular Zoo Admission

Join the Zoo for the official grand opening of the South American renovation, LAND OF THE JAGUAR. Discover a dazzling array of over 40 Latin American species including the two new jaguars. Featuring cultural food, dance, and ceremonial performances by Mayan artists.


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