Monroe, Louisiana

Common FAQ’s of the LPG&Z. Links & Reciprocal Zoos.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lunches may only be taken into the Pavilion, please keep food out of the Zoo. Please keep one adult per ten students at all times for everyone’s safety.

What can we see on the boat ride?

The boat ride features many species of hoofed animals that cannot be viewed from our walking paths, along with some primates, and frequently native species are also present. Louisiana plants are also abundant.

What is an Education Program?

Programs are 20 minutes long and involve 4 live animals and a variety of artifacts. All programs have a theme, which is chosen by the teacher, and enables the student to encounter some animals. For safety, each program is limited up to 35 participants only. Programs fill up quickly in the spring, so register early!

Can we eat lunch at the Zoo?

YES! You may pre-order Jungle Meals from the Zoo or bring your own sack lunches. For the safety of our animals and your students, picnic lunches must be consumed at the Zoo Pavilion. Please, No straws or glass containers.

What is included in the Jungle Meals?

A hot dog, chips, a fruit-flavored drink, and a prize.

What can I do to insure a great field trip?

Show off your school's spirit by wearing ADHESIVE name-tags with your school name to identify your group. Please do not wear strings and pins they may end up in animal enclosures.

Does the Zoo close for the winter?

No, the only days we are closed are: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, & New Years Day.

Is the concession open in the winter?


Does the boat run in the winter?


Can I get someone to bring some animals to us , if we cant come to the zoo?

Yes, (contact) the Education Curator at 318-329-3308 (office telephone) or by email (preferred).

Why cant I pet the animals?

These are wild animals. They can bite. Barriers are in place for this reason, so we ask that for your safety and security and the safety of the animals, you follow the zoo rules. Remain on the sidewalks and do not try to pet or feed the animals, unless feeding and touching are part of a supervised program or the petting zoo area.