Expansion complete on Jennings Gator Chateau

Posted at 3:51 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 19:21:02-04

JEFF DAVIS PARISH – A facility for rescued alligators in Jennings has finished its expansion.

Gator Chateau and Visitors Center held a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the new $664,000 facility expansion on Thursday. The building which is located on Rue de l’Acadie in Jennings houses rescued, baby alligators until they can be released back into the wild.

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser attended the ribbon cutting to help open the new 5,000-square-foot facility.

Along with the new building, the Gator Chateau boasts a new pond and baby alligator tank.

The Chateau gives the opportunity for visitors to get up close to baby alligators allowing guests to hold and feed the animals. Group tours can also be scheduled.

According to the Chateau’s website, public feedings will resume in June. For more information on the Chateau, click here.