Hattiesburg Zoo officially opens expanded Africa exhibit

Updated: May. 15, 2021 at 2:28 PM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Zoo was packed with visitors Saturday as an expanded Africa exhibit was officially opened.

”Experience Africa” now has seven new buildings and six new animal exhibits, including a hyena, Colobus monkeys and two giraffes, named Sue Ellen and Alberta.

It’s part of a nearly $4 million project that’s increased the zoo’s exhibit space by 25 percent.

The area also includes a new restaurant and a new pavilion.

Construction began about three years ago.

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