AN ATTRACTION OF HATTIESBURG CONVENTION COMMISSION
AN ATTRACTION OF HATTIESBURG CONVENTION COMMISSION
OUR animals.
OUR animals.
HOURS OF OPERATION | TUESDAY – SUNDAY | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
HOURS OF OPERATION
TUESDAY – SUNDAY


10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
We’ve got friends from AROUND THE WORLD!
We’ve got friends from

AROUND THE WORLD
(please click on a continent to see the animals)

OUR NORTH AMERICAN FRIENDS
(click on a “card” to learn more about each animal)
SPOTTED HYENA
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Endangered in native habitat
WHERE I LIVE:
Central and Southern Africa
GIRAFFE
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Africa
AFRICAN CROWNED CRANE
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Endangered
WHERE I LIVE:
Sub-Saharan Africa
EASTERN BLACK AND WHITE COLOBUS
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
West Central and East Africa
RING-TAILED LEMUR
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Endangered
WHERE I LIVE:
Madagascar
BLACK AND WHITE RUFFED LEMUR
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Critically Endangered
WHERE I LIVE:
Madagascar
DE BRAZZA’S MONKEY
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Africa
SERVAL
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Africa
CAPE PORCUPINE
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Central and Southern Africa
PLAINS ZEBRA
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Near Threatened
WHERE I LIVE:
Southeastern Africa
BLUE DUIKER
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Africa
NIGERIAN DWARF GOAT
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Domesticated, but the breed is considered rare
WHERE I LIVE:
West Africa, found worldwide
TUNIS SHEEP
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Domesticated, although the breed is considered rare.
WHERE I LIVE:
Tunisia, North Africa, the United States, and Canada
MINIATURE ZEBU CATTLE
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Domesticated
WHERE I LIVE:
Sub-Sahara Africa and Asia
AFRICAN GREY PARROT
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Endangered
WHERE I LIVE:
Africa
VON DER DECKEN’S HORNBILL
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
East Africa
OSTRICH
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Africa
BALL (ROYAL) PYTHON
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
West and Central Africa
MADAGASCAR HISSING COCKROACH
DIET:
Decomposers
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Madagascar
GIANT DAY GECKO
DIET:
Insectivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Africa
AFRICAN SPURRED TORTOISE
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Vulnerable
WHERE I LIVE:
Africa
KENYAN SAND BOA
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Africa
EGYPTIAN GOOSE
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Central and South Africa
AFRICAN HELMETED GUINEA FOWL
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Sub-Saharan Africa
BARN OWL
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
All continents excluding Antarctica
SOUTHERN GROUND HORNBILL
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Vulnerable
WHERE I LIVE:
Southern Africa
FENNEC FOX
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
North Africa
LION-TAILED MACAQUE
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Endangered
WHERE I LIVE:
India
SUMATRAN TIGER
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Critically Endangered
WHERE I LIVE:
MINIATURE ZEBU CATTLE
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Domesticated
WHERE I LIVE:
Sub-Sahara Africa and Asia
KUNEKUNE PIG
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Not evaluated but is considered a rare breed
WHERE I LIVE:
Thought to be originally from Asia, introduced to New Zealand in the 1800’s
CITRON-CRESTED COCKATOO
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Critically Endangered
WHERE I LIVE:
Indonesia
TOKAY GECKO
DIET:
Insectivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Asia
LEOPARD GECKO
DIET:
Insectivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Europe and Asia
CHINESE GOOSE
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Mongolia, Northern China, and Southeastern Russia
INDIAN RUNNER DUCK
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Indonesian Islands
MALLARD DUCK
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Northern Hemisphere
PEKIN DUCK
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Originated in Asia, now worldwide
MANDARIN DUCK
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
East Asia
GOLDEN PHEASANT
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Western China
AUSTRALIAN SHELDUCK
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Australia
MUTE SWAN
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Europe to West Asia
INDIAN PEAFOWL
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Native to India and Sri Lanka
BARN OWL
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
All continents excluding Antarctica
GOLDEN EAGLE
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
North America, Europe, Asia, and Russia
We don’t have any Antarctica animals yet, but maybe one day!
DIET:
STATUS:
WHERE I LIVE:
KOOKABURRA
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Australia
BENNETT’S WALLABY
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Eastern Australia
KUNEKUNE PIG
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Not evaluated but is considered a rare breed
WHERE I LIVE:
Thought to be originally from Asia, introduced to New Zealand in the 1800’s
TOKAY GECKO
DIET:
Insectivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Asia
GREEN TREE PYTHON
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Australia and New Guinea
BEARDED DRAGON
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Australia
CROCODILE SKINK
DIET:
Insectivore
STATUS:
Least Concern/Unknown
WHERE I LIVE:
Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands
BLUE-TONGUED SKINK
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Australia
AUSTRALIAN SHELDUCK
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Australia
BLACK SWAN
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Australia and New Zealand
EMU
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Australia
BARN OWL
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
All continents excluding Antarctica
FERRET
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Europe
LEOPARD GECKO
DIET:
Insectivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Europe and Asia
EMBDEN GOOSE
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Northern Europe
MALLARD DUCK
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Northern Hemisphere
MUTE SWAN
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Europe to West Asia
BARN OWL
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
All continents excluding Antarctica
GOLDEN EAGLE
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
North America, Europe, Asia, and Russia
OPOSSUM
DIET:
Omnivoe
STATUS:
Leas Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
North America
JAGUAR
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Near Threatened
WHERE I LIVE:
Central/South America
BLACK-TAILED PRAIRIE DOG
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
North America
TUNIS SHEEP
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Domesticated, although the breed is considered rare.
WHERE I LIVE:
Tunisia, North Africa, the United States, and Canada
WHITE-NOSED COATIMUNDI
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Central and Southern North America
GIANT ANTEATER
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Vulnerable
WHERE I LIVE:
Northern part of South America and Central America
CALIFORNIA KINGSNAKE
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Western United States
SPECKLED KING SNAKE
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
North America
WESTERN HOGNOSE SNAKE
DIET:
Carnivorous
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
North America
SINALOAN MILK SNAKE
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Central America
BOX TURTLE
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Vulnerable
WHERE I LIVE:
United States, Canada, and Mexico
RED-TAILED BOA
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Northern Mexico, Central, and South America
GOPHER TORTOISE
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Vulnerable
WHERE I LIVE:
Southeastern United States
GREEN IGUANA
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Southern Mexico and the Americas
AMERICAN ALLIGATOR
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
United States
CRESTED DUCK
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
North America and Central America
MALLARD DUCK
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Northern Hemisphere
BLACK EAST INDIES DUCK
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
United States
MUSCOVY DUCK
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Mexico, Central, and South America
BROAD-WINGED HAWK
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Americas
TURKEY VULTURE
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Americas
BARRED OWL
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
North America
BARN OWL
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
All continents excluding Antarctica
GREAT HORNED OWL
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
North America and parts of South America
RED-TAILED HAWK
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
North and Central Americas
GOLDEN EAGLE
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
North America, Europe, Asia, and Russia
AXOLOTL
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Critically Endangered
WHERE I LIVE:
Mexico
CANE TOAD
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Central and South America
ARGENTINE BLACK AND WHITE TEGU
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
South America--Gran Chaco Region
CHACOAN PECCARY
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Endangered
WHERE I LIVE:
South America--Gran Chaco Region
BLUE AND GOLD MACAW
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
South America
BLACK HOWLER MONKEY
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
South America
COTTON-TOP TAMARIN
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Critically Endangered
WHERE I LIVE:
Colombia
JAGUAR
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Near Threatened
WHERE I LIVE:
Central/South America
CAPYBARA
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
South America
PREHENSILE-TAILED PORCUPINE
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
South America
LOWLAND TAPIR
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Vulnerable
WHERE I LIVE:
South America
ALPACA
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Not evaluated
WHERE I LIVE:
South America
LONG-TAILED CHINCHILLA
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Critically Endangered
WHERE I LIVE:
South America
TWO-TOED SLOTH
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Central and South America
GIANT ANTEATER
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Vulnerable
WHERE I LIVE:
Northern part of South America and Central America
RED-RUMPED AGOUTI
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
South America
BLUE-FRONTED AMAZON
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
South America
CHILEAN ROSE-HAIRED TARANTULA
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Chile
RED-TAILED BOA
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Northern Mexico, Central, and South America
GREEN IGUANA
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Southern Mexico and the Americas
GALAPAGOS TORTOISE
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Critically Endangered
WHERE I LIVE:
Galapagos Islands
CRESTED SCREAMER
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
South America
YELLOW-KNOBBED CURASSOW
DIET:
Herbivore
STATUS:
Near Threatened
WHERE I LIVE:
South America
MUSCOVY DUCK
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Mexico, Central, and South America
CHILEAN FLAMINGO
DIET:
Omnivore
STATUS:
Near Threatened
WHERE I LIVE:
South America
BROAD-WINGED HAWK
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Americas
TURKEY VULTURE
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
Americas
BARN OWL
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
All continents excluding Antarctica
GREAT HORNED OWL
DIET:
Carnivore
STATUS:
Least Concern
WHERE I LIVE:
North America and parts of South America