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TBT: Audubon Park and Zoo, 35 photos

Source: thepastwhispers.com Source: thepastwhispers.com
Source: thepastwhispers.com Source: thepastwhispers.com

Tracing its history back to 1916, the Audubon Zoo is now home to over 2,000 animals.

An aviary was the first exhibit on the grounds in 1916. Its popularity launched the community to call for a full-scale zoo.

Today Audubon Park includes the site of Audubon Zoo and many amenities including riding stables, tennis courts, a golf course and clubhouse, jogging trails, lagoons, baseball fields, soccer fields and more than 300 acres of green space for people to enjoy.

Other Throwbacks: 

TBT: Pontchartrain Beach, 50 photos: http://bit.ly/1BFR3i7

TBT: Superdome construction, 1971-1975: http://bit.ly/1whsoN1

TBT: A look back at the iconic New Orleans streetcar, 30 photos: http://bit.ly/1r8rJce

TBT: New Orleans City Park, 40 photos: http://bit.ly/ZieRtM

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