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Hattiesburg Zoo

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Dixie NW wrote a review Sep 6
3 contributions1 helpful vote
There is never a bad day when you visit the Hattiesburg Zoo! Some may think, well it's not a very big zoo, but it doesn't have to be to be outstanding! The grounds are well kept, the staff if friendly, and the spotlight is always on the animals. And the animals are always well cared for and healthy! The new additions being built for new animals coming soon are beautiful. The train and carousel are charming. The splash pad is great during the hot MS summers. The kids love the ropes course, and mining for gems is always a favorite. I promise you won't be disappointed. Like I said, there's never a bad day at the Hattiesburg ZOO.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Seven7777 wrote a review Sep 4
Ball, Louisiana899 contributions326 helpful votes
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It's not huge but they have a diverse variety of animals and excellent, well thought out, exhibits and decorations. There are several opportunities to pet animals. There's a train. Lots to do for kids such as the bug playground, splash pad, and hill. Lots of shade. Definitely worth the trip and we will be going back.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Chelseakaym wrote a review Aug 2020
Monroeville, Alabama40 contributions5 helpful votes
Small but perfectly decorated. My only complaint is mapping isn’t great. They’re adding on to the zoo now and I think it’ll be even better.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Emily D wrote a review Aug 2020
Mobile, Alabama5 contributions3 helpful votes
I have to say how AWESOME this little zoo is! I am from near New Orleans and have been often to the larger Audubon Zoo and this was just as great but for different reasons! This is a great zoo as it has so many animals (monkeys, sloths, wallaby’s, tigers, panthers, etc) but in a smaller, more manageable setting. Also has in the middle a splash pad surrounded by cabanas you can rent and eat/drink food from the cafe! There is also a playground and tunnels for kids to go through to see the prairie dogs habitat. For an additional cost, you can also HOLD A SLOTH! It is the most awesome experience if you are a sloth lover (like myself). But you will need to book this experience VERY EARLY as it only happens 2 days a week for a couple hours. You can always view the sloths, just not hold them. Everyone who works there really loves their job and are always helpful when you have any questions about the animals. Make sure if you are in Hattiesburg or the surrounding area you go to this great zoo!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Traci C wrote a review Aug 2020
Alabaster, Alabama33 contributions1 helpful vote
After following and enjoying their Instagram page, we decided to go see it in person, while on a quick weekend getaway. It was small enough to feel closer to the animals, and we liked how they really seem to keep things clean, and the animals cared for! Every staff member we passed greeted us and was friendly. Though we are are 50 year old couple, we saw how much they have for kids to enjoy. The cost was so reasonable, and we so enjoyed being able to touch a few of the animals. We live near Birmingham, but we will go back anytime we are in the area! We really loved Maya, the Jaguar!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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