Kookaburras never really take a bad picture! Photo by JZStaff EJ

SPRING BREAK HOURS Monday through Friday, March 15 – 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Last ticket sold daily at 1:45 p.m. Reserve or purchase tickets here, including this weekend’s tickets. (If it rains on your chosen day, your tickets can be used the next sunny day during Spring Break.) Hot Diggity Dog, Dippin’ Dots, and Brick Street Pops will be open weather permitting, so check the website homepage every day. Pepsi machines are at several locations throughout the park.

Groups of #RedRuffedLemurs are often called “plots” or “conspiracies”… hmmm… wonder where they came up with that… Photo by JZStaff EJ

Book school trips on Thursdays! Reservations for field trips are now being taken at the Education page at jacksonzoo.org!

Thursdays in April and May between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. are now available for school groups at discount prices. Classes can view the animals, take a ride on the Endangered Species Carousel for $1, and purchase treats from Hot Diggity Dog, Dippin Dots, and Brick Street Pops. Reservations are accepted on a first come/first served basis, and we are still following all mask and social distancing guidelines. See the details at jacksonzoo.org/education, or contact Education Curator Kenneth (email or 601-352-2580 ext 245) for specifics!

It’s almost time for the alligators to wake up for summer! Stay tuned for details on the first weekly feeding, sponsored by long-term JZ Partner Tyson Foods! Photo: JZStaff EJ

The JZKeeper Wishlist works! Forever JZKeeper Parents Mark and Holley Weber were the first to send items from the updated JZKeeper Amazon Wishlist, giving our animal care staff more to work with on smaller projects. Little things can make a huge difference, so THANK YOU for all you do!

SPECIAL REQUEST: Our Veterinary Clinic is in need of a gently used washing machine and a gently used full-sized refrigerator or a small stand-alone freezer. If you or someone you know can donate items of that size, it would be very much appreciated! You can reply to this email or contact Donna at 601-352-2580 ext 243.

Face Masks are Still Required! Although the enforced statewide mandate has been lifted, there are many humans still waiting to be vaccinated. We are VERY serious about the health of our staff and animals, and we will remain vigilant about following masking and social distancing guidelines until all who want to get vaccinated are able to, and the CDC relaxes the public standards.

Per the City of Jackson’s mask mandate, we will continue to require all guests above the age of 5 years old to properly wear a mask every where in the park unless seated at the cafe.

Why it is important to remain masked in public even if you’ve been fully vaccinated.

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