Red-ruffed lemurs have thick fur coats to protect them from cooler temperatures. Humans who visit will have to layer their warm clothes!

Temperatures are definitely about to feel wintery, even for Mississippi! We WILL be open Saturday January 9 from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday January 10 from 11 am to 4 pm.

However, since some of our cold-weather sensitive animals will be given access to their night houses for their comfort and safety, they will not necessarily be visible to all visitors. The primates (like chimps and spider monkeys), the giraffe, and many of the smaller birds (parrots and amazons) are not big fans of temps below 55 degrees F. Their doors will be open so they can pop in and out, but we cannot guarantee they will want to stay out at any given time.

The animals that don’t mind the cold weather, like the bear, cats, and otters, will be out as usual and needing some “guest enrichment.” Therefore, we are letting the community visit us for only $5 per person, ages 2 years and up, for these two days.

We will still have a guest cap of 500 per day and require all humans wear masks while in the park (unless unable due to age or medical exemption). We encourage reserving or pre-paying for tickets HERE.

The Endangered Species Carousel runs from 10 am to 4 pm for $2 per ride, and Dippin Dots, Brick Street Pops, Hot Diggity Dog, and Pepsi are available near the cafe so you can stop for a hot treat or some cocoa!)

Meeko the Moonbear, hanging out.

Stop buy the touch-free gift shop during your visit and take home a plush Meeko the Moonbear for only $5 while supplies last!

You can also still Boost a Keeper or Adopt an Animal for yourself or someone else HERE!

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