What's New at the Jackson Zoo

Carolyn Danks awarded Volunteer of the Year for 2012

Zoo Director Beth Poff and Education Specialist Becky Olthof give Carolyn Danks a big thumbs up for being voted Volunteer of the Year by Zoo staff. She was recognized for not only for her years of service, but for her ongoing help as a guide and assistance with flower and plant care around the Discover Zoo.

New Zoo Look on T-shirts Now

As part of the ongoing new "look" for the Jackson Zoo - brighter colors are part of it as well as the highlight of some of our more popular animals. Designs include tiger, flamingo, giraffe, zebra and alligator; come to the gift shop and add color to your wardrobe!


December 2012 News

Zoo staff enjoyed a Christmas visit to their adopted school Pecan Park Elememtary during their Holiday Concert. While there an award was presented to school Principal Wanda Quon for her many years of service on the varoius Boards of the Zoo, and we received a gift of hand made ornaments by the children from Librarian Ruth.Eakin.


August 2012 News

Though the Gertrude C. Ford Education Center has been open for educational program use, the display hall is now also completed and open with six state-of-the art new interactive educational experiences, the experience begins on the porch with rocking chairs, bird feeders, mud wasp display, and plants.



Splash Pad Opens July 2012!


Baby alligators out and about in the Wilderness Mississippi Exhibit (Photo by W. Bennett)

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