Sandra Bullock and Camila Alves Get VIP Treatment at the Zoo

By Celebrity News Wire on February 5, 2013

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It obviously pays to be Sandra Bullock – because they open up the city zoo just for you.

Even although the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans was officially closed to the public on Monday, Bullock and her son Louis Bardo got VIP passes for their own private tour.

“The zoo was closed on Monday, so she must have had a private behind the scenes experience,” a zoo spokesperson confirmed to Celebuzz.

Bullock had traveled down to The Big Easy, where she has a home, to cheer on Baltimore Ravens lineman Michael Oher, who was the inspiration for her Oscar-winning movie The Blind Side.

And after the Super Bowl celebrations were over the famous actress met up with Matthew McConaughey’s wife Camila Alves and her children for their trip to the zoo on Monday.

“She comes here all the time. She is pretty low key and usually slips in and out without anyone even seeing her,” added the zoo spokesperson.

When Bullock isn’t filming, she spends much of her time in the city that holds a special place in her heart. New Orleans is where she adopted her nearly 3-year-old baby boy, who she nicknamed her “Cajun cookie.” And she’s really taken the city under her wing, including a local high school, where the actress and Alves also spent the day with their kids from the sidelines watching the band parade last November.

“Sandra pretty much adopted Warren Easton High School. She bought the marching band uniforms, she helped revamp the school’s gymnasium. She has done a lot for the school and the community as a whole. She is very loved down here and treated well by the locals.”

Bullock could be seen carrying little Louis on their private tour while walking with her sister Gesine Bullock-Prado along with her ever-present bodyguard. Alves, who only gave birth to her youngest son Livingston McConaughey a month ago, had her two children Levi McConaughey and Vida McConaughey with her during their animal adventure Feb. 4.

The mother-of-three was make-up free and dressed her post-pregnancy figure in black leggings and a long black top worn underneath a Aztec-printed sweater.

Her daughter Vida sat happily in her stroller sipping on a water bottle as she took in the sights and sounds of the zoo.

“The kids were really happy to be at the zoo and Sandra and Camila warmly greeted each other at the entrance,” an onlooker told Celebuzz.

“They were inside for over two hours and they had the run of the place because no members of the public were inside to bother them.

“Sandra’s bodyguard carried Louis and her bags at times while a few of the zoo workers inside looked on. They all seemed to be having a fun day.”

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