About Us


Our Mission

It is the mission of Alexandria Zoological Park to promote understanding and conservation of the natural world in which we live.

Central Louisiana's #1 destination for wild family fun!

Beneath a canopy of mighty oaks, towering cypress trees and colorful bamboo, set off for adventure through natural habitats to discover over 500 extraordinary animals representing more than 160 species from all over the world.

Alexandria Zoo has been an Accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums since 1986, and is the area's #1 year-round family attraction.

Come explore a natural world filled with hoots, howls, and roars right in the heart of Central Louisiana.


Who We Are

Since 1922, Alexandria Zoological Park has shared the wonders of the natural world with generations of zoo-goers.

Through recreational, educational and cultural opportunities, the Zoo strives to inspire and connect people of all ages with wildlife and wild places.

As part of our mission, Alexandria Zoo supports conservation programs both locally and globally and is home to more than 35 threatened and endangered species.

Related Organizations

City of Alexandria

City of Alexandria

The City of Alexandria has owned and operated the Alexandria Zoo since 1922. The Zoo operates under the Public Works Division of the City.


Friends of the Alexandria Zoo

FOTAZ was formed in 1971 by a group of concerned citizens. Proceeds collected from memberships and special events promoted by FOTAZ go toward zoo improvements and other zoo projects.


Association of Zoos & Aquariums

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), founded in 1924, is the world's largest professional organization representing zoological parks, aquariums, wildlife parks, and their staff members.

AZA Quarter Century Award

Alexandria Zoo awarded AZA Quarter Century Award

Alexandria Zoo has been honored with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) Quarter Century Award for over 25 years of continuous accreditation. The award recognizes Alexandria Zoo's commitment to maintaining the highest standards in animal care, welfare, management, veterinary care, conservation, education, staffing, facilities, safety, guest services, and more. Alexandria Zoo has been accredited since 1986.

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Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301


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