ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The oldest area of the Alexandria Zoo is about to become the freshest and most exciting. Renovation of the South American area of the zoo, which hadn't been updated in four decades, is approaching completion. The Town Talk reports it will be unveiled to the public... more »
Law enforcement and paramedics are called after a Youngsville Police officer spots a wild cat on the loose in a neighborhood off Highway 90 in Lafayette Parish. Some assume it's a cheetah. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has contacted Wildlife and Fisheries.
Officals are searching the neighborhood near 4th... more »
Many Acadiana families are already in the Halloween spirit.
Kids in costume came out to "Boo at the Zoo and Elmo Too" Saturday at the Zoo of Acadiana. The not-so-spooky day offers candy, games and live entertainment. One of the biggest crowd pleasers--a costume contest.
Tickets are sold... more »
The Zoo of Acadiana welcomes some furry new additions.
"Annikan" the camel was born on Saturday, but he's not the only baby getting attention these days.
"Ollie" the river otter is about three months old. He's enjoying sunbathing and is still too scared to try out the big... more »
MONROE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana black bear that strayed into human territory one time too many is now in the Monroe Zoo. Police and the state wildlife agents caught the 350-pound, 5-year-old animal Tuesday in woods within a mile of a major highway through Lafayette. Maria Davidson, large carnivore... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's a new pair of white alligator hatchlings at the Audubon Nature Institute. White gators found 22 years ago have become a signature animal for the institute, which owns the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, and the Audubon Insectarium - where the new hatchlings... more »
The International Rice Festival runs through Sunday, October 18th. GMA's Tom Voinche is the Grand Marshall for Saturday's Parade.
The 2nd Annual Boudin Cook-off will be held this Saturday at Parc Sans Souci from 10am-4pm. 20 different meat markets will have samples for 50cents each. Downtown St. Martinville is... more »