EJ Rivers of the Jackson Zoo says, “Our focus this year is really trying to spotlight the connection between the planet and the people on it. We are teaching about conservation, animal extinction, and recycling. We want to reconnect people with little things they can do at home to better our world!”
The Jackson Zoo has several incredible events coming up that you will not want to miss!
Saturday, April 9th – JSU Day! From 10:00am until 1:00pm, the Jackson Zoo will be celebrating everything about Jackson State University! JSU adopted the zoo’s Sumatran Tigers, and students, alumni and families will be enjoy visiting the JSU Tiger Exhibit, a pep rally for JSU including the JSU band and mascot, and kids will love a bounce house and activities!
On the evening of April 9th, the Jackson Zoo staff will be at the Mississippi Braves game! The first 250 people to enter the game will receive two free passes to the zoo!! Plus, the MS Braves players will sign their limited edition Jackson Zoo jerseys, which will be auctioned off during the game.
Saturday, April 16th – CU at the Zoo! Join the Jackson Zoo and the Credit Unions of Mississippi for a fun day filled with crafts, activities, giveaways and of course, animals! The first 2500 guests will receive free admission!
Saturday, April 23rd – Party for the Planet and Zoo Day Celebrations! Sponsored by United Healthcare Community Plan of MS, this will be a wonderful day at the zoo! Crafts, bounce houses, face painting, special animal encounters, and keeper talks are just part of the fun. Organizations around the state will share their resources about living more sustainably within our communities.
“We are about to hit our centennial in 2019. For almost 100 years, the Jackson Zoo has represented the entire world right here off of 220 and West Capitol Street. We have been caring for animals and people in the community for a long time,” smiles Rivers. “We bring the joy of people, animals and the world close to home. We have never stopped.”
We highly recommend following the Jackson Zoo on social media! Click here to view their Instagram account. It features impressive animal photographs taken by the zookeepers themselves! Click here to “Like” their Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter here! You can also visit their website at www.jacksonzoo.org
All animal photos courtesy of the Jackson Zoo's Instagram account! We hope to see you at the Jackson Zoo!