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Jackson Zoo celebrates new births at park

The Jackson Zoo has welcomed several new additions to the park this spring, with a total of six species. (Source: Jackson Zoo) The Jackson Zoo has welcomed several new additions to the park this spring, with a total of six species. (Source: Jackson Zoo)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jackson Zoo has welcomed several new additions to the park this spring, with a total of six species. From tiny prairie dogs to mighty red wolves, most of the babies are ready for visitors.

North American Beaver:

Three kits, born in late March. Currently off exhibit, but will be on display soon.

They are native to freshwater wetlands in North America and have a life span of 16-24 years.

Diana Monkey:

One infant born in mid April.

As an excellent climber, the Diana makes their home in the upper layers of the tropical forest in West Africa.

Red Ruffed Lemur:

Three young born in May.

Red Ruffed Lemurs are native to the tropical forests of Madagascar and are critically endangered due to habitat loss.

Prairie Dog:

Multiple pups throughout the spring.

Prairie dogs live in underground burrows, native to Midwest North America.

Springbok:

One lamb born in May.

Native to the arid grassland and semi-desert plains in southern Africa.

Red Wolf:

Three pups born in April. Currently off exhibit, but will be on display soon.

Red wolves are critically endangered and were found throughout the southeastern United States.

The Jackson Zoo is located at 2918 West Capitol Street in Jackson and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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