Mission

It is the mission of the Alexandria Zoological Park to promote understanding and conservation of the natural world in which we live.

The Alexandria Zoological Park strives to:

  • Provide the citizens of Alexandria and Central Louisiana with recreational and educational experiences while viewing an organized collection of animals.
  • Increase services to our community by development of new educational programs and to continue with the conservation of endangered species.
  • Develop research or cooperative endeavors with other agencies such as colleges and universities.
  • Increase attendance through the implementation of the Zoo's adopted master plan, thereby insuring an increase in revenue and providing better living conditions for our zoo animals.
  • Uphold the standards set forth by the USDA and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for animal husbandry, thereby insuring our continued accreditation by the AZA.