HOURS OF OPERATION | TUESDAY – SUNDAY | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
HOURS OF OPERATION
TUESDAY – SUNDAY
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Hattiesburg Zoo strives to make the world a better place. Our Conservation Wristband program helps to support two great conservation efforts across the globe. You can purchase your conservation wristbands in the Gift Shop for $2 each.
GIANT ANTEATER FUND
The giant anteater is an iconic South American mammal that is threatened with extinction throughout its range. The scrub forests and grasslands that characterize the Cerrado biome are one of the species’ last strongholds. Unfortunately, more than half of Brazil’s Cerrado has been converted into pasture or agricultural lands for cash crops during the last 35 years (resulting in many animals, including Anteaters) being harmed or killed by farm equipment/vehicles used in modern agriculture).
This program helps successfully manage Belize’s Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary – still the world’s only reserve specifically established to conserve jaguar habitat. However, they need help in the fight against poaching and other illicit activity.
Ever wonder how you can help be a better conservationist at home? Follow these simple steps to help make a difference in your community.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
There are many benefits to re-purposing used materials, such as pollution prevention, eliminating litter, and reducing harmful emissions. The great thing is, you can contribute to a better environment from your own home!
Birds of all types are being threatened with various dangers. Some of these dangers are easy to lessen, while others take a little more effort. Read our PDF guidelines below to see how you can make a difference.
Compost is a combination of herbivore excrement, fruit and vegetable rinds, plant clippings, and other plant waste. It is used, along with soil, to improve plant condition and fertility. Read our PDF to find out how you can compost below.
SAVING THE POLLINATORS
Pollinators are essential to plants’ growth and overall health. Many plants are unable to pollinate with other plants on their own due to their lack of mobility. Pollinators are animals or insects that assist plants by unintentionally transferring pollen from one plant to another. This allows plants to reproduce and grow (which is important for all of us!).