Audubon Zoo's new lion cub

Lives at Audubon Zoo

Adopt a Lion Cub

Audubon is swelling with pride! The Zoo's lion family–sisters Kali, Nia, Zuri, and male Arnold–has grown by two! Mom Kali and dad Arnold are the proud parents of two male cubs, born January of 2020.

Audubon Nature Institute Adopt an Animal Certificate. 

Wild Child Package: $25.00
    Adoption benefits
        • Digital certificate of adoption. 

Adopt Me! 

Your adoption supports Audubon’s animals and the dedicated staff who care for them while our doors are closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

As a non-profit, Audubon Nature Institute relies on ticket sales, events, and donations to support our mission of protecting the wonders of nature and sharing them with you. Your adoption is an important contribution to Audubon’s recovery effort, and we can’t thank you enough. 

While we can’t welcome you to visit our animals right now, we hope you will stay connected to Audubon by visiting us on our website and social media to enjoy live animal care chats and find online learning resources through our Virtual Community Connect program.

All of us here at Audubon (especially the animals!) miss you and can’t wait to welcome you back soon!

Follow Audubon Nature Institute on social media:

@Audubon Nature Institute
@Audubon Zoo
@Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
@Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
@Audubon Louisiana Nature Center



Your symbolic animal adoption will help care for the more than 15,000 animals (including mammals, fish, birds, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, and insects) in Audubon's care. Because of your generosity, Audubon's animals enjoy the highest quality care, world-class exhibits and stimulating enrichment activities.

Adoptions are symbolic. All adoptable animals may have many adoptive parents and all adopt animals must remain in their Audubon homes.

See All Adoptable Animals 

We’re thrilled to announce that Audubon Zoo will reopen to the public on June 3!

Due to State and City reopening guidelines, all Zoo admission, including Member admission, must be reserved online in advance for a specific date and entry time. You can find more information about how to purchase tickets on our ticketing website and changes to your Zoo visit experience due to State and City reopening guidelines on our reopening website

Audubon Park and Riverview are open to the public, including vehicular traffic. Audubon Tennis has reopened Wednesdays through Sundays, and the Audubon Park Golf Club will reopen June 2. Click the links to learn more about the current operating status of each facility.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and Audubon Nature Center remain closed to the public, and we do not yet have a timeline for reopening. Please follow Audubon on social media and check back here for more updates as the phased reopening of New Orleans continues.