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Trio of Penguin Chicks Hatched at Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the hatching of three African penguin chicks.   The three chicks, who were hatched between October 17 and 21 to two different sets of penguin parents, are the first penguin chicks to be reared at the Zoo in two years.   The sexes of the chicks are not yet determined.    The chicks spent the first few weeks with their parents, but are now being hand-reared off exhibit by the Zoo’s penguin keepers.... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Baby Francois Langur Born

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a baby Francois langur.   The baby, a female, was born October 27 and has been named “Raven.”  She resides with her mother, “Tanah”, her father, “JayJay” and her half-sister, “Jean Grey.”  The langurs are on exhibit, when weather allows, in the China exhibit near the Zoo’s two giant pandas.    The Francois langur, an Asian-native monkey, was named after the French Consul in China who... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Red Panda Cub Contest – MadLib blog entry

To continue with our red panda awareness education, we’ve come up with a fun MadLib for all ages!    Instructions: Before looking at the story, first complete the word list below by filling in a word that matches the description to the left.   1.     An adjective: ___________________________    2.     A food: ___________________________ 3.     A planet: ___________________________ ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Budgie House is Open!

The Budgie House, home to the Zoo's flock of budgies, is open for the Summer! It's included with general admission. Feeding sticks are $1. Budgies, also known as parakeets, are native to Australia. Their name is derived from an Australian slang word “budgery,” meaning good. Budgies are psittacines, which means they are seed eaters. They have cone-shaped beaks that allow them to easily eat seeds. Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, June 5, 2015

Baby Bonobo Born at the Memphis Zoo

And baby makes three! The Memphis Zoo is pleased to announce the third bonobo baby born at this facility in as many years.    The baby, whose sex is not yet known, was born at 5 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. It is the first child of “Gilda.” The baby’s father is the late “Mofana,” who passed away in 2014. Mofana was also the father of two young bonobos in the collection, “Mobali” and “Mpingo.”    Photo courtesy of Lisa Duren Photography “Any birth... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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