Hattiesburg Zoo welcomes 14 baby alligators

October 5, 2016 in Entertainment, News

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – The Hattiesburg Zoo has more than a dozen new additions. The zoo Tuesday said 14 baby alligators have joined its family. Born last week to Pearl […]

Prosecutor could charge 9 in flamingo death at Hattiesburg Zoo

December 23, 2014 in News, The Buzz

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Forrest County District Attorney Patricia Burchell told the Hattiesburg American that she will ask a grand jury to indict as many as nine college students involved in the […]

Donations pour in to replace flamingos killed in frat prank that led to Pascagoula teen’s arrest

October 17, 2014 in News, The Buzz

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Hattiesburg residents are helping replace two Chilean flamingos from the Hattiesburg Zoo that died last week when one of the birds was taken during a fraternity […]

USM student Devin Nottis of Pascagoula charged in theft of zoo flamingo, fraternity suspended

October 10, 2014 in Education, News, The Buzz

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — A 19-year-old college student on a scavenger hunt has been charged with snatching a Chilean Flamingo from a Mississippi zoo in what police say was a […]

Flamingo dies after being stolen from Hattiesburg Zoo; theft caught on video

October 9, 2014 in The Buzz

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Hattiesburg police are investigating the death of a Chilean flamingo stolen from the Hattiesburg Zoo early Tuesday. Rick Taylor, executive director of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission, […]

Hattiesburg Zoo euthanizes Siberian tiger suffering from arthritis

June 16, 2014 in News

Zoo says goodbye to beloved Siberian tiger  HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — A Siberian tiger that called the Hattiesburg Zoo home for 17 years has been euthanized. Rick Taylor, executive director […]

Hattiesburg Zoo acquires 2 Sumatran tigers born at Los Angeles Zoo

March 11, 2014 in News

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Two Sumatran tigers have gone on display at the Hattiesburg Zoo. WDAM-TV reported the male siblings were born at the Los Angeles Zoo. They are named Cinta […]

Hattiesburg Zoo gets grant for discovery center

July 30, 2013 in Education, Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Ashbury Foundation has given $277,000 to the Hattiesburg Zoo to help complete work on the zoo’s highly anticipated education building.

The money will be used primarily to finish the interior of the 2,200 square-foot facility. It will open in April of 2014 as part of the zoo’s annual Birthday Bash celebrations and will be known as the Asbury Discovery Center.

The new state-of-the-art facility will feature viewable housing for the zoo’s education animals, as well as viewable offices and labs. It will also serve as the new home and play yard for the Zoo’s Galapagos Tortoises, and a venue for zoo classes, camps, special events and corporate meetings.