Support the Jackson Zookeepers!


For almost one hundred years, the Jackson Zoo has been a place for the community and its families to come together in a natural setting, surrounded by some of the most beautiful animals on the planet. No where else in Mississippi can people watch a one-ton White rhino graze, a troop of chimps play away their day, or a Sumatran tiger stalk a patch of sunshine. Professional zookeepers provide daily chats and information to guests in between accredited animal care tasks, and trained educators can provide ambassador animal encounters or bring those animals outside to public events.

The mission of the Jackson Zoological Society, Inc., is to provide visitors with a quality recreational and educational environment, dedicated to wildlife care and conservation. As a 501C3 non-profit organization, our daily operations rely on funds from city, state, county, public and private donations, and – most importantly – visits from the families and schools in our community. 

As we look forward to our next century, we need the community’s continued support as we not only create experiences that become memories, but also work to save endangered wildlife and eco-systems, as well as help the community understand more about the world around them. 

Welcome to your Jackson Zoo!







Check out upcoming events, educational programs, and plan your visit. With over 200 species of animals, year-round events & education programs, there’s plenty to do at the Jackson Zoo!


Quick ways to support the Jackson Zoo AS You SHOP EVERY DAY: