New Orleans, Louisiana: Rougarou: Legendary Cajun Swamp Monster

Dagger-toothed quasi-human nightmare with green glowing eyes is the highlight of the "Swamp Monster" exhibit at the Audubon Zoo.

Audubon Zoo

6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA
In the Louisiana Swamp exhibit building all the way at the back of the Audubon Zoo.
M-F 10-5, Sa-Su 10-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $23.
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Rougarou: Legendary Cajun Swamp Monster

Cajun legend speaks of a creature who prowls the swamps around Acadiana and greater New Orleans. It is commonly described as a creature with a human body and the head of a wolf or dog. A Rougarou is said to shape-shift between animal and human forms at will. The term Rougarou came from the word "Lou-Garou," "Loup" being French for wolf and "Garou" derived from an old Frankish form "Wari-Wulf."

[A.W. Ratliff, 06/27/2018]

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