HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Zoo celebrated its 66th birthday this afternoon with a special bash. Several families gathered together to celebrate the zoo's anniversary and experience the new behind-the-scene tours of different animal habitats.
There were also fun science experiments for kids to enjoy. The zoo plans on adding an obstacle course and including more behind-the-scene tours in the future.
"I think it's really important for our zoo keeping staff and our animal care staff to let the public know what it's like for these animals behind the scenes," said Advertising Director Matthew Godfrey. "It's important to show how much care goes into their day to day routine and how their fed."