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My Turn: Jackson Zoo

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I grew up in Jackson, spent many a happy day visiting the Jackson Zoo off West Capital Street and even learned to swim at the old Livingston Lake.

Livingston Lake and the Jackson Zoo have fallen on hard times. That area of town was once the center of activity, but it is no longer the vibrant area it once was. 

The Jackson Zoo's attendance has fallen 35% and is in danger of losing its accreditation.  The Jackson Zoo needs millions in investment. 

We have to face reality; the Jackson Zoo needs to stay in Jackson, but move to new facilities. The Jackson Zoo would flourish if located next to the Children's Museum and the Museum of Natural Science. 

If you really want to get it done, just get the Junior League of Jackson as a partner and it will happen.

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