Hattiesburg Zoo Welcomes African Lamb | Events
The following is a press release from the Hattiesburg Zoo:
The Hattiesburg Zoo is proud to announce the birth of an African lamb inside the Touch Africa Petting Zoo, a new attraction that was unveiled in April at the Zoo’s Annual Birthday Bash. With this newest addition to the Hattiesburg Zoo family, Touch Africa is now home to three African Sheep and five Nigerian Dwarf Goats, all domesticated animals that are native to the African continent.
Touch Africa is an interactive exhibit that offers Zoo guests the opportunity for up close and personal experiences with animals, adding personal adventure to each Zoo visit. Touch Africa is located in the African exhibition area and allows guests to touch, pet and even feed the animals.
“The addition of Touch Africa has added great value to the guest experience at the Hattiesburg Zoo,” said Rick Taylor, Executive Director of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission. “Earlier this year, the Oak Grove Middle School Student Council raised $700 for Nigerian Dwarf Goats in Touch Africa. This type of community support helps us move forward with new attractions at the Zoo. With so many area children coming to the Zoo for a hands-on encounter, we want to involve our Zoo visitors by introducing a naming campaign for our new baby Tunis Sheep.”
Friends and guests of the Hattiesburg Zoo are asked to cast their votes to name the new African lamb by texting ZOOBABY to 72727 and voting for their favorite name. The winning name will be announced on July 5.
The Hattiesburg Zoo is a Hattiesburg Convention Commission Facility, in partnership with the City of Hattiesburg and the Hattiesburg Tourism Commission. Since 1991, the Hattiesburg Convention Commission has been developing and operating tourism-related facilities for the Hattiesburg area. For more information, visit www.ZooHattiesburg.com or contact us at 601-268-3220.