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WLBT sponsors Zoo Day at the Jackson Zoo

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - More than 1,500 walked on the wild side Saturday at the Jackson Zoo.  Spring is nearly here and the zoo featured its newest additions including baby giraffe Ruby and one year old chimpanzee Mojo. 

For the first time the Jackson Zoo unveiled a new exhibit featuring a pair of fishing cats. The two were trying to hide from our cameras.  Families were able to enjoy special activities in honor of zoo day including face painting, sidewalk chalk and arts and crafts.  Children were quick to point out their favorite animal.

"I kind of like the baby. She's so cute," said four year old Jane Gray Barbour of the giraffes.  "She's just been staring."

"They're cool," said Connor Clark of the leopards. "That ones pacing over there. It's freaking me out."

"I basically brought them out ,you know, walk and so they can see the animals," said Clint Austin of Jackson with his twin two year old sons. "They can get the little smiles on their faces and try something new with them."

Animal lovers are hoping to welcome a new tiger habitat to the Jackson Zoo.  Expect to see the popular attraction coming very soon.

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