HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two giraffes are coming to a Mississippi zoo.
The Hattiesburg Zoo will welcome the animals in late spring or early summer for a new exhibit.
Hattiesburg Convention Commission Executive Director Rick Taylor told WDAM-TV on Saturday that the exhibit is designed to be a giraffe breeding facility.
He says the exhibit will start with a female giraffe and her offspring, and later add a male giraffe.
The zoo also has set its eyes on receiving accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Taylor says they expect a visit from an accreditation team this summer and hope to be accredited in the fall.