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Keeper Blog

A Day As A Keeper
By: Corissa Boaman, Associate Keeper
24 Jun
2014
A Day As A Keeper

Ever wonder what exactly a day in the life of a zookeeper entails?  It is quite the busy day that’s for sure.  First thing when we all get to work, we have a quick ‘pre-meeting’ with our Animal Curator; the person that oversees care for the animals.  

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In Memory of Tigger
By: Stephanie Buckley, Associate Keeper
16 Jun
2014
In Memory of Tigger

This blog is in memoriam of Tigger, our Siberian tiger. She spent her entire seventeen years at the Hattiesburg zoo, and in her time here, she had a profound impact on so many people! The guests loved her, and the keepers love to see the guests’ affection for her, like the little girl who brings her toy tiger with her every time she comes to see her, and the family who brought flowers for her after they heard she passed. 

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