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Pine Snake Progress
Three cheers for the Louisiana pine snake (Pituophis ruthveni)! Considered one of the rarest snakes in North America, it is almost never seen in the wild. Non-venomous, they consume rodents, small birds and eggs, and amphibians. While you may not be able to see them in the wild, there is a pine snake on exhibit in the Reptile Encounter at the Zoo. Audubon participates in the pine snake management program, where animal experts are putting great resources behind making sure these beautiful and beneficial snakes do not become extinct
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Snakes are important to the environment because they keep the rodent population in check and rodents are known to carry many diseases. Why humans hate them so much and kill them is beyond me. I think it has a lot to do with how snakes are viewed in religion and are considered evil.
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Cute 🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘
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Long, strange trip
Several hundred butterflies are at home at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium on any given day. Their journey to this wonderful spot begins in tropical parts of the world when they are caterpillars. Once they become pupae, they are sent to New Orleans, where Audubon experts arrange them just as they would be positioned in nature. About a week later, the beautiful butterflies you see in the Butterfly Garden emerge. Isn’t today a good day to check them out? We hope you visit Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium soon.
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Beautiful
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#TBT to when we had baby capybaras! Not much is cuter than two little baby capybaras snuggling, wouldn’t you agree?!
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Are You Blue?
Blue morpho butterflies are, in fact, not blue. They are brown. However, microscopic structures on the scales of their wings absorb all wavelengths of light except blue, which they reflect. This structural coloration, unlike a pigment, can be altered by changing how light hits the surface; if one moves a morpho wing into light hitting it at just the proper angle, the wing appears brown, which is its true color! See these beautiful butterflies at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium!
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Come celebrate World Ocean Day at Oceanfest! This event will take place at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Saturday, June 13. There will be sea turtle, jellyfish and oil pollution activities, as well as a climate change game. LA Sea Grant and Water Wise will share information with families about marine debris and how to conserve water throughout the day.
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Wow id realy love to visit this place
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Audubon Nature Institute is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Buck,” one of Audubon Aquarium’s two southern sea otters. Buck died today at the age of 18 after his health began to dramatically decline over the past few weeks. During that time, Buck has been under the constant care of our skilled veterinary team and his training staff. Lab results are still pending to determine the exact cause of death.

“Buck was full of personality and he will be sorely missed by our staff, volunteers and guests,” said Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Director Rich Toth. “He was a beloved individual and ambassador for his wild brethren. Buck’s long, rich life is a testament to the outstanding care he received at the Aquarium.”

The life span for a southern sea otter in the wild is approximately 12 years. At 18, Buck was the fifth oldest sea otter under human care. The average life span under human care is late teens and rarely into their early 20s.

Buck had been found stranded and was rehabilitated by Monterey Bay Aquarium in 1997. When it was determined that he was unable to return to the wild, he was moved to the Audubon Aquarium with fellow sea otter Emma in 1999.

Audubon welcomes your positive comments, memories, and condolences to animal training staff who are especially affected by this loss.
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Buck you were good otter!
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Wild whooping cranes in Louisiana have produced an egg for the first time since 1939. While the egg would prove to be unviable, it’s still a significant step in bringing wild whooping crane populations back to Louisiana. You can visit Audubon Zoo’s whooping crane pair in the exhibit near the Zoo entrance across from flamingos. They are large, beautiful birds sure to impress. Here’s hoping their Louisiana comeback in the wild is just around the corner.
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Living fossils?
It’s a dinosaur summer, but you don’t have to go to the movies to see a creature from 75 million years ago. Check out the paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. It’s believed today’s paddlefish are virtually unchanged from their Late Cretaceous period ancestors, earning them the name “primitive fish.” Populations are declining dramatically, but paddlefish propagation protocol seems to be improving. Spend a warm summer afternoon with these cool fish at the Aquarium soon.
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Fleeting Jellies
Don’t wait too long to check out the Blubber Jellyfish (Catostylus mosaicus) at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, as they’ll only be on display for another few weeks. With beautiful colorations, Blubbers are among the few jellyfish that are commercially viable. Many Asian countries consider dried Blubbers to be fine cuisine!
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Impressive Fangs
Check out the nursery window in Reptile Encounter. You’ll see one of three Gaboon vipers (Bitis gabonica) in Audubon Zoo’s collection. All three were born at Cincinnati Zoo two years ago. This is a beautiful snake with the distinguishing characteristic of having fangs up to two inches long! Primarily nocturnal, these snakes are native to Africa’s rainforests and are known to strike quickly when prey animals like rodents or birds have the misfortune to happen by.
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We're trying to reach 1,000 followers here on G+! Help us by inviting your friends to follow this page and share this adorable photo of our Sumatran Orangutan, Menari when she was born back in 2009.
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Isn't she lovely in that picture or bless x
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6500 Magazine StreetUSLouisianaNew Orleans70118
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Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Center for the Research of Endangered Species, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Special Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park.
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