MONROE, La (KNOE) - The Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo is one of northeast Louisiana's premiere attractions with nearly 100,000 annual visitors. They are a true zoo with Lions, Tigers and Bears. There are Zebra, Bison, Elk, baboons, gibbons and many other animals from around the world. They have a large number of birds and a reptile house. The Hall of Small is an immersive insect exhibit with hands on interactive opportunities. We have about 400 animals of about 200 species. We also have 27 acres of landscaped grounds with many interesting plants and a walk through greenhouse.