A monumental presence.

Puch John James Audubon

Puch Maxi admiring the statue of John James Audubon, namesake of the Audubon Zoo and surrounding area. Audubon was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter noted for his detailed illustrations of birds in their natural habitats. He lived from 1785 to 1851 (predating Puch’s founding in 1899 by nearly 50 years). This monument, with sculpture standing high on a pedestal, was created by Edward Virginius Valentine and unveiled on November 26, 1910 in Audubon Park, New Orleans.