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Paddlefish Festival

Saturday, March 30
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shreveport Aquarium, in partnership with Caddo Lake Institute is rearing and releasing this threatened species to help repopulate Caddo Lake.

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Come celebrate and learn all about these extraordinary creatures and how we can all help them survive during our 5th annual Paddlefish Festival. Help us send-off the Paddlefish to their new home.

Join us for a fun day at the aquarium with:

  • Educational displays

  • Animal feedings

  • Crafts & activities                              

Then join us in Mooringsport for the 

paddlefish release into Caddo Lake

(approximately 2:30 - 3 pm).

Thank you so much to all of our recycled art contest participants. We were so impressed by the range of recycled materials- bubble wrap, soda cans, toilet paper rolls - all made into amazing art. Drum roll please...


Ages 5-10 winners: Alice P and Reagan & Ripley S.
Classroom winners: Sage Academy & Hallsville Jr High.


Well done kids! We will be in touch with prize information.

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Background

Did you know that Paddlefish, a 300 million year old species, once common in Caddo lake, had completely disappeared from the lake after the construction of the dam at Lake O' the Pines? Through extensive habitat restoration and historic agreements with the Corps of Engineers, Caddo Lake is now prime habitat to restore the this prehistoric species, the paddlefish. 

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