|Location||Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA|
|Land area||12 acres (4.9 ha)|
|Number of species||55+|
The 40 acres (16 ha) for Kamper Park was donated to the Daughters of the Confederacy by John Kamper in 1902, and was given in turn to Hattiesburg in 1908 for a public park. The zoo was opened on about 12 acres (4.9 ha) of the 40-acre (16 ha) park in 1950.
The zoo is located within Kamper Park among a grove of oak and pine trees. Upon entering the Zoo, visitors pass through a promenade that contains prairie dogs and leads to the Africa section. The African veldt contains antelope, monkeys, ostrichs, servals and zebras. In the South American exhibit area are capybaras, iguanas, jaguars, macaws, howler monkeys, llamas, tapirs and tigers. The tiger boardwalk gives a close view of American alligators.
Kamper Park has landscaped walking trails, tennis courts, grassy picnic areas, and playgrounds.
The Zoo Education Center provides learning opportunities for school children, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and adults. The zoo's "edZOOcation" programs include Adopt an Animal, keeper chats, field trip classes, summer camps, birthday parties, animal encounters, Friday Zoo nights and overnights, and Zoo Tots for the youngest crowd.
- Train ride around the zoo
- Concession stand
- Gift shop
- Splash Pad
- Parris Jewelers Mining Sluice
- African Drum Station
- Touch Africa Petting Zoo
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