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Paddlefish Festival

Saturday, March 4
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Come celebrate and learn all about these extraordinary creatures and how we can all help them survive during our 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

  • Recycled art contest with prizes

  • Crafts, airbrush tattoos & games

  • Paddlefish release at 2:15 pm (Mooringsport City Boat Ramp,

       under the Historic 1914 Mooringsport Drawbridge,

       East Croom Street, Mooringsport, LA)




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

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