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Audubon Zoo in New Orleans (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 29.926614, -90.1340428

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-08-03

Duration: 00:06:40

Subjects: Audubon Park and Zoological Garden (New Orleans, La.) | ZOOS | Animals | Wildlife | Endangered Species | Sea lions | Leopard | BIRDS | Whooping Cranes


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Dietz, Rick Interviewee
  • Delorenzo, Katie Interviewee
  • Forsys, Joe Interviewee
  • Schoen, Lee Interviewee


This segment from the August 3, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Donna LaFleur’s visit to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. She talks to general curator Rick Dietz about the zoo’s lush habitat. She also follows Katie Delorenzo, a senior sea lion trainer, as she cares for one of the zoo’s sea lions. LaFleur then talks to Joe Forsys, an assistant curator of mammals, about the zoo’s care of the endangered Amur leopard. Lastly, LaFleur tours the walk-in aviary with bird curator Lee Schoen. LaFleur’s tour of the zoo also includes footage of the whooping cranes. This story is a part of the “Zooisiana” series. Host: Shauna Sanford