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1 day ago

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😊The face of this week’s #WisdomWednesday belongs to our ambassador chinchilla, Mae. Their sweet faces and soft fur make them very popular in the world of exotic pets. However, chinchillas often make difficult pets to keep, and can live up to 20 years in captivity! Did you know a chinchilla’s fur is so thick it has the potential to grow mold if it gets wet? (EWWW) To combat this chinchillas LOVE to roll in dust, taking “dust baths” and making a huge mess! Chinchillas also have a floating diaphragm, making them extremely fragile and prone to injuries when handled improperly. Chinchillas may be cute but they are still wild animals, native to the Andes Mountains. Unfortunately, they have found themselves on the endangered species list partially due to their capture for the exotic pet trade.
#sweetfaces #softfur #popular #chinchilla #exotic #pets #captivity #thickfur #dustbath #rollaround #messy #cute #wild #HattiesburgZoo #animals #endangered #partially #Mae #zoo #wisdom #Wednesday #native
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2 days ago

Hattiesburg Zoo

It wouldn't be #TongueOutTuesday without this cute guy! His tongue is approximately TWO FEET long!😝 WHOA!
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📸: @lauraswildlifephotography
#tongue #out #two #feet #long #whoa #Tuesday #cute #anteater #happy #HattiesburgZoo #animal #love #zoolife
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3 days ago

Hattiesburg Zoo

What a joyful #MapleMonday it is!! Our sweet girl is getting so adventurous each day, especially when it comes to trying new treats!
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📸: Sara Marie Monfra
#sweet #baby #girl #treats #joyful #HattiesburgZoo #sloth #adventurous #new #snacks #stealingfood #Monday #Maple #Mo #mommy #daughter #time
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4 days ago

Hattiesburg Zoo

#WorldElephantDay is a great day to show off our girl HATTIE!🐘 Sadly, our property is too small to have elephants live comfortably with us! Luckily, we have this fabulous statue that stands at the entrance of our zoo and she has a pretty good story behind why she is there!

To read the legend, follow the link below👇

hattiesburgzoo.com/about/

Comment your favorite memory, new or old, to help us celebrate Miss Hattie! 🎉
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5 days ago

Hattiesburg Zoo

Saturdays are definitely for chilling out, can ya tell?!😎
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📸: @lauraleggett
#zoo #Saturday #chilling #lemurlife #itsagreattime #HattiesburgZoo #love #lemurs #carefree #laidback #comfy #casual #cute
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