About Us

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L.E.A.R.N. is a Louisiana non-profit organization that freely provides rescue, special-needs sanctuary, and rehabilitation services to exotic and indigenous animals, as well as conservation education to the public.

Our primary focus is on assisting reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. We are headquartered in Elm Grove, Louisiana.  If you are looking for a Louisiana Reptile Rescue, we are it.

We take in injured or healthy:

  • Indigenous reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates
  • Exotic reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates
  • Exotic small mammals, birds and aquatic animals on a case-by-case basis, when capacity permits.

We have specimens of many of the species of indigenous reptiles and amphibians that live in NW Louisiana, plus some invertebrates, and bring them to educational events when feasible.  Our president is a Louisiana Master Naturalist who is trained in teaching others about our unique ecosystem here in the Bayou State.

We do not sell or profit from animals in any way.

L.E.A.R.N. is not associated with or funded by any government agency.

Tax-deductible donations are always appreciated.  Visit our donations page for more info.

Click on the Menu above to learn more about our facility, scheduled events, staff, or to surrender or adopt an animal and more.