• Zoos/Wildlife Preserves Index • Shreveport-Bossier


The Catahoula Leopard Dog- often called the Catahoula Hound- is the official state dog. It is the only breed native to Louisiana and is a cross between a breed of domestic dogs raised by the Indians of the Catahoula Lake region and the Spanish “war dog” that came to Louisiana in the sixteenth century.

Alexandria Zoological Park
3016 Masonic Dr., Alexandria, La. 318-473-1143
Bayou Pierre Alligator Park
The largest alligator park in Louisiana. Cajun countryside park that features hundreds of alligators and hourly feeding shows where visitors can feed them, touch them, hold them, and have their pictures made with them. 380 Old Bayou Pierre Rd., Natchitoches, La. 318-354-7001
Chimp Haven
Retirement sanctuary for chimpanzees. Hosted chimpanzee discovery days. Free.
13600 Chimpanzee Place Keithville, La. (318) 925-9575
Caldwell Zoo
Situated on 85 beautiful acres in Tyler, Texas, Caldwell Zoo has more than 2,000 animals in their natural habitats. Includes African Savanna, North America, South America, African Aquarium, North American Herpetarium, Wild Bird Walkabout and café. 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler, Texas (903) 593-0121
Cypress Nature Study Center
545 Beach Circle, Benton, La. 318-965-5800
Ellen Trout Zoo
Monkey’s, Kestrel, Snakes, Jaguars, Fruit Bats, Tortoises, Tapirs, Owls, Tamarins, Alligators, River Otter, Flamingos, Toucans and more. 402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, Texas (936) 633-0399
Head West from Shreveport on I-20. Take North Loop 287. Exit North on Martin Luther King and turn left immediately onto Zoo Circle.
Gator and Friends Alligator Park
Watch giant alligators feed, wrestle and swim. Petting zoo, gift shop and snack bar. 11441 Hwy. 80. Greenwood, La. (318) 938-1199
Hidden Oak Park
Petting zoo of camels, monkeys, lemurs and more. Open first and third weekends.
111 Hidden Oak Dr. Haughton, La. (318) 455-8102
High Delta Safari Park
Hundreds of exotic and endangered animal species roam freely as they would in their natural habitats. A sanctuary for animals from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. #8 Hobby Newton Rd., Epps, La. (318) 878-8770
From Shreveport, take I-20 east to the Delhi exit, #153 and head North on Hwy. 17 for 9 miles. Take a left at Safari Park sign.
Jubilee Zoo & Pony Park
Petting zoo and exotic animals. Pony rides and riding lessons. Parties.
6402 La. Hwy. 1, Shreveport, La. (318) 929-7653
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo
Birds, snakes, lions, nile lechwes, nilgai, ostrich, kangaroos, lemurs, monkeys, warthogs, tigers, lemurs and more. From Shreveport, take I-20 East. Exit 118A, continue south on US 165 for 2.2 miles to Ticheli Road and turn right. 1405 Bernstein Park Rd., Monroe, La. (318) 329-2400
Yogie & Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary
Louisiana’s only sanctuary for abused, unwanted and big exotic cats.
128 Fob Lane Frierson, La. (318) 795-0455


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