Aussie Aviary Ribbon cutting

Aussie Aviary Takes Flight

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

On Thursday, May 19, Alexandria Zoo celebrated the grand opening of the new Aussie Aviary with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Friends of the Alexandria Zoo (FOTAZ) and the Cenla Chamber of Commerce.

girl feeding cockatiels

The new free-flight aviary adds a fun, interactive experience that will allow guests to get up close and personal with colorful Australian parrot species and even feed them. The species include cockatiels, princess parrots, Eastern rosellas, and red-fronted parakeets. Many of the birds were donated to the Zoo by Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

This project was made possible by contributions from FOTAZ, City of Alexandria, Anonymous, Cleco, RoyOMartin, Andrea Mattison, 100+ Men Who Care and additional donations from other local businesses and individuals.

Aussie Aviary building exterior

The Aussie Aviary will be open weather permitting on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. There is no cost to enter the aviary. Seed stick tickets may be purchased at the Admissions Window and Gift Shop and allow guests to feed the birds from their hand.