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Zoo loses accreditation; location keeping visitors away

September 23, 2013

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Mississippi no longer has a fully-accredited zoo. The national Association of Zoos & Aquariums has pulled its accreditation the Jackson Zoo, which keeps 773 animals on 30 acres next to Livingston Park in west Jackson, though it will keep provisional accreditation during an appeal process that ends in March, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Financial instability […]

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Wild dogs kill yet another animal at Jackson Zoo … It’s time for Zoo to move.

April 24, 2013

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Jackson Zoo officials are double-checking fencing surrounding the 110-acre facility in the wake of an attack by dogs early Tuesday that resulted in an animal’s death as has been reported in a Clarion-Ledger story. A klipspringer, a small member of the antelope family, was killed by a pack of three feral dogs in its savannah […]

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MBJ: Funding for Jackson Zoo should be reconsidered

April 12, 2013

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There needs to be a long-term plan put in place for the Jackson Zoo, which could be a crown jewel for tourism in Jackson. It is in many other cities, like Memphis and Birmingham. The state Bond Commission recently approved the sale of $199 million in tax-exempt bonds for which the Jackson Zoo will receive […]

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