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Developments at the Jackson Zoo

A collection of stories about the Jackson Zoo and the west Jackson neighborhood around it.

Business

Moving Jackson Zoo to East Jackson Leaves Hope Behind

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On March 27, the Jackson Zoological Society board confirmed it will move to the eastern side of the city to LeFleur's Bluff State Park, closer to Rankin County than its long-time home on West Capitol Street.

City & County

A Tipping Point for ‘Threatened’ Jackson Zoo

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If the Jackson Zoo were a species, it would be considered "threatened" on the extinction scale.

City & County

Percy King of the Jackson Zoo Killed in Double Homicide

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Jackson Zoo's 'Snake Man,' Percy King was killed in a double homicide Friday, January 19, 2018.

Business

UPDATED: Zoo Faces Uncertain City Funding, Could Relocate

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The Jackson Zoo is asking for donations in wake of its financial crisis due to budget cuts made in the past year.

Person of the Day

Beth Poff

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Beth Poff may be the executive director at the Jackson Zoo, but she says that she is a zookeeper at heart.

Person of the Day

Meeko the Moon Bear

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The Jackson Zoo announced on Dec. 18, 2017, that a new animal had recently arrived: Meeko the moon bear.

Person of the Day

Ronnie the Rhino

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On Friday, Aug. 4, the Jackson Zoo announced that its almost-45-year-old rhino, Ronnie, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Person of the Day

Biscuit the Blue Duiker

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The Hattiesburg Zoo has an itty bitty baby boy—a one-pound African antelope called a blue duiker (DY-ker).

City & County

Taking Responsibility in West Jackson

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Civil-rights veteran John Perkins and his wife, Vera Mae, founded Voice of Calvary Ministries in 1975. The mission-driven Christian organization renovates homes and helps low-income families purchase them through financial literacy courses.