The city of Hattiesburg is a prominent Metro of Mississippi. A highly developed city also known as “The hub city” is one of the cities in Mississippi full of several activities. The name Hattiesburg comes from the name of the wife of the famous applied scientist William H. Hardy, who founded the town in 1882 and whose wife’s name was Hattie. Because of the varied economic diversities that are located here, the hub city incorporates a stronghold in wealth and it’s a good neighborhood too. It’s a damp subtropical climate throughout the year with very mild winters, making it a good place to go to. Among various activities available for tourists and locals, The Hattiesburg Zoo is one of the most visited attractions.
What’s about Hattiesburg Zoo
The Hattiesburg Zoo was founded in Kamper Park and was first inaugurated in 1950. The 12-acre zoo is home to more than 85 species of animals from around the world.
At this zoo, there are different animals around such as:
– Tunis sheep
– Giant anteater
Also called the Kamper Park zoo, this small Hattiesburg zoo exhibits not just animals but also species of plants. What’s fun is that the exhibits are divided consistently with themes into several sections. For instance, there is a part designated as Africa houses species like African tortoises, porcupines, Fennec foxes, Grant’s zebras, and even ostriches. Another rare species that one simply can spot during a visit to this area is the blue duiker, known as a small antelope endemic to Africa.
Another special cute area is the Wallaby walkabout where one can be able to actually interact with emus, kunekune pigs, and Bennett’s Wallabies, which are cute little marsupials usually found in Australia.
Another thing is the sloth encounter which begins with a tour of the animal kitchen. The participants have the opportunity to help the zookeeper prepare food for the sloths. Also, they get to feed them, hold them, and play with them. Only available Thursdays and Saturdays, this experience lasts for 45 minutes.
Aside from this, there is also a range of trees like oak trees, pine trees, and more to have a look at. The Asbury Discovery Center is additionally vital from an academic point of view, and also a classroom, laboratory, office space where children and adults can participate in educational programs.