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Love is in the air at the Hattiesburg Zoo

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A special Valentines Day program for families is taking place Tuesday evening at the Hattiesburg Zoo.

Beginning at 5:30 the zoo will host a limited number of guests for the first "Family Affair at the Zoo." The event will be a unique experience for parents to share Valentines Day with their children.

Zoo staff and those in attendance will explore love in the animal kingdom throughout family units. They'll learn the different ways animals react to attract their mates and also explore the parent-child and sibling relationships.

The program will include a Valentines themed meal, animal encounters, and train and carousel rides.

"Valentines Day is typically reserved for adults only, but we thought this event would offer an alternative to the norm that our guests would enjoy," said Rick Taylor, Executive Director of the Hattiesburg Tourism and Convention Commissions. "Our education programs are very popular at the zoo, and events like this give us an opportunity to take the educational component a step further with a broader group of people who we serve."

Tickets for the event are sold out.

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