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New giraffe feeding platform opens at Hattiesburg Zoo


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – Have you ever ever needed to feed a giraffe? That is a chance that’s now obtainable to you right here within the Pine Belt.

Due to a beneficiant donation from the Duhon household, the ribbon was lower on the brand new feeding platform named, Mjumbe Wa Mungu, which in Swahili interprets to ‘Messenger of God.’

“This expertise, not solely is it going to assist educate folks, it is usually going to broaden how we’re higher capable of serve our friends, by providing one thing that may be very distinctive to this space,” mentioned Hattiesburg Zoo’s Director of Conservation, Training and Wildlife, Jeremy Cumpton. “We hope it will deliver within the folks from outdoors of Hattiesburg, and likewise whereas they’re right here, they could come by and get some dole whip or they go into city and cease at one in every of our native eating places.”

Beginning Nov. 2, tickets will likely be obtainable for folks to feed the giraffes. Tickets are $5 apiece and solely 15 tickets will likely be offered a day. You need to pay for park admission as properly.

Feeding will happen at 2 p.m. day by day the zoo is open, and youngsters underneath two wouldn’t have to pay however have to be held the entire time.

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