BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Many moms chose to take there families to hang out in the fresh air for Mother's Day.
The BREC Baton Rouge Zoo gave flowers to the first 100 mothers to visit the zoo.
Moms got a chance to to marvel at the exotic animals. Today is about more than just presents and primates. Mother's day is about the special bond between a mother and her child.
"It's a great accomplishment," said mother Kerri Clement. "It shows the part of you and it's just a wonderful thing. I hope that everybody can have it. "
But when it comes to gifts,the national retail federation reports the average American will spend up to $152 on gifts for mom.