Zemora the #PygmyHippo reflecting on the Hippo pond. Photo by JZ Staff EJ

It’s WORLD WILDLIFE DAY! Animal care professionals and conservation experts all over the planet encourage people to celebrate the flora and fauna that makes up our world, and raise awareness for its protection. The theme for 2021 is Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and the Planet. Check it out HERE.

Meeko the #Moonbear greets his fans. Photo by JZStaff EJ

Ready for Spring Break! Although our repairs and improvement projects are still ongoing, we have scheduled to be open for limited hours during Spring Break, March 15th – 19th. Families can now purchase or reserve tickets for each weekday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in our webshop.

We will of course be open our regular hours on the preceding and following weekends, Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 4 PM. Visitors 13 years and up are $8 each, ages 2-12 years are $5 each, and children under 2 years are free. Rides on the Endangered Species Carousel are $2 each. Purchase or reserve your tickets HERE. Hot Diggity Dog, Dippin’ Dots, and Brick Street Pops will be open as well, and the Pepsi machines are at several locations throughout the park.

To Eko the #SumatranTiger, a tree is just a big stick with feathers. Photo by JZKeeper Alex

Masks are Still Required! Per the City of Jackson’s mask mandate, we 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. While humans wait for vaccinations, and animals continue to contract the virus, we need everyone’s help to keep our small staff and beloved animals as safe and as healthy as possible!

#AmericanFlamingos in repose. Photo by JZStaff EJ

Calling All Educators! We are currently working on accepting reservations for field trips of small groups from local schools on Thursdays.

If you or a teacher you know is interested, you can reply to this email with questions, call 601-352-2580 ext 227, or we will have all the details in next week’s ZoosFlash!

The $5 special on our Meeko the #Moonbear plush continues! Make sure you stop by the touch-free gift shop on your way out of the zoo!

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