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Prairie Dog Babies
By: Chelsea Weaver, Animal Keeper
18 Apr
2013
Prairie Dog Babies

A lot of people believe Spring has sprung when flowers begin to bloom and leaves are back on the trees. Others think Spring is here when the temperatures start to climb. Here at the Hattiesburg Zoo, we know it is Spring when the first prairie dog pups emerge! 

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Green Herons
By: Sam Nowicki, Animal Keeper I
09 Apr
2013
Green Herons

Have you been to the alligator exhibit at the zoo lately? Our male, Jacques, usually steals all the attention by sunning himself on the island and showing his full length of 13.5 feet! But you might not have noticed we have some unsuspecting and rather small visitors in the branches of the trees right above their heads that line the back fence to their exhibit. 

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