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 […]

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.

Tornado damages closes black military museum in Hattiesburg

February 18, 2013 in Education, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The African American Military History Museum will be closed for at least one year because of damage it suffered from last Sunday’s tornado.

Rick Taylor, executive director of Hattiesburg’s Convention and Tourism commissions, which oversee the museum, tells The Hattiesburg American roof damage caused damage to the museum.

Museum manager Latoya Norman said rainwater soaked many of the items in the museum, both those that were on display and those that were in the archives.