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

Address:
6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA
Directions:
In the Louisiana Swamp exhibit building all the way at the back of the Audubon Zoo.
Hours:
M-F 10-5, Sa-Su 10-6 (Call to verify)
Phone:
504-861-2537
Admission:
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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