Santa Maria residents raise concerns about possibility of zoo mo - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Santa Maria residents raise concerns about possibility of zoo moving in next door

Santa Maria residents met to discuss their concerns about the BREC Baton Rouge Zoo moving into their neighborhood (Source: WAFB) Santa Maria residents met to discuss their concerns about the BREC Baton Rouge Zoo moving into their neighborhood (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Monday night, residents in Santa Maria met to discuss the potential of the Baton Rouge zoo moving in next door.

The meeting was chance for homeowners to get questions answered by zoo officials. The smell and traffic are just two concerns of the folks living in Santa Maria after it was revealed that BREC is looking at moving the zoo to that site off Airline Highway. The site backs up near the Santa Maria neighborhood. Another big concern is of course flooding.

“During the 2016 flood, we were affected by it, so we want to make sure that that's addressed properly and also traffic,” said Chris Trahan, a resident.

“Talk to anybody in Baton Rouge and you're going to hear the word ‘flooding,’ so we knew that, so we were talking with them and trying to answer questions they had about flooding,” said Phil Frost, zoo director.

BREC is still studying the area to see if it could be a good fit. The results of that study should be available soon.

Copyright 2018 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Man admits slaying wife, blames her for daughters' deaths

    Man admits slaying wife, blames her for daughters' deaths

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:15:23 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 9:41 AM EDT2018-08-21 13:41:49 GMT
    Christopher Watts, 33, faces three first-degree murder charges, two counts of murdering a child under 12, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. (Source: Weld County Sheriff/KMGH/CNN)Christopher Watts, 33, faces three first-degree murder charges, two counts of murdering a child under 12, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. (Source: Weld County Sheriff/KMGH/CNN)

    The father of two told police in court papers released Monday that he killed his pregnant wife after witnessing her strangling one of the girls on a baby monitor.

    More >>

    The father of two told police in court papers released Monday that he killed his pregnant wife after witnessing her strangling one of the girls on a baby monitor.

    More >>
  • US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

    US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 4:18 AM EDT2018-08-21 08:18:16 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-08-21 13:39:12 GMT
    The deportation of the 95-year-old former concentration camp guard, Jakiw Palij, came 25 years after investigators first confronted him about his World War II past and he admitted lying to get into the U.S. (Source: Department of Justice)The deportation of the 95-year-old former concentration camp guard, Jakiw Palij, came 25 years after investigators first confronted him about his World War II past and he admitted lying to get into the U.S. (Source: Department of Justice)

    The White House says a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge ordered him deported.

    More >>

    The White House says a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge ordered him deported.

    More >>
  • 3-year-old found dead in dryer, father says

    3-year-old found dead in dryer, father says

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 7:16 AM EDT2018-08-21 11:16:10 GMT

    Authorities have yet to determine a cause of death for a boy found dead at a townhouse. The boy's father said after a rough night, he found the boy dead in the dryer.

    More >>

    Authorities have yet to determine a cause of death for a boy found dead at a townhouse. The boy's father said after a rough night, he found the boy dead in the dryer.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly