The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans looks great, post-Katrina, and you can see that lots of work has been done. From the moment you are greeted by a flock of Flamingos at the entrance to the instant you see the White Tiger lounging in the sun, you are hooked!
This is a place you can spend the day and I really enjoyed the effort they made to recreate the geographic environments of the animals. Native Statues, Asian shrines, Mayan temples in the Jungle and Bayou houses on the swamp all add to the atmosphere and make you feel immersed in the origins of the species. The roaming peacocks were a favorite of mine. You can truly lose yourself in this wonderful place in New Orleans.