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Francois Langur Born at the Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Memphis Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a Francois langur. “Rook,” a baby girl, was born October 16 to parents “Jean Grey” and “Jay Jay.” “The Memphis Zoo has a long history of supporting the Francois langur population and we’re thrilled that this relatively new family continues to thrive,” said Courtney Janney, curator.  “It’s great to see animals of various ages together in such a... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Major ‘Monkey Business’ Announced at Memphis Zoo

Major ‘monkey business’ announced at Memphis Zoo Zimm returns to exhibit; new primates debut; and Primate Canyon gets makeover   MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2016) – The Memphis Zoo today announced major monkey business is happening in Primate Canyon and CHINA, including the reintroduction of the famous escape artist, “Zimm;” the addition of a new troop of other Sulawesi crested black macaques; and rearranging of several exhibits. Zimm ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mascots and More at the Memphis Zoo

Is your favorite football team’s mascot at the Memphis Zoo? Football season is upon us, and the Memphis Zoo has been buzzing with team spirit and excitement. With many different mascots represented by animals on exhibit at the Zoo, we have a lot of friendly competition! Go Tigers Go Whether you’re rooting for the hometown boys or if purple and gold are more your thing, we’ve had the University of Memphis and Louisiana State University mascots in our collection... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, October 17, 2016 | 0 comments

Understanding Heritage Breeds

Heritage breeds are the pure breeds of animals – those that have not been subject at some point to genetic modification. Some of the best examples exist among traditional livestock. During the Industrial Revolution, experimentation with genetics for certain farm animals became a mainstream practice that led to the danger of extinction of original breeds as a desire for uniformity among productive breeds made indigenous animals unnecessary. Many of the world’s heritage breeds are... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Thursday, September 29, 2016

See You Later, Alligator

See You Later, Alligator. After While, Crocodile. Crocodiles vs. Alligators… what’s the difference? It’s time to unlock the mystery of crocodiles and alligators! Those who are unable to differentiate between crocodiles and alligators often refer to the two interchangeably. It’s an honest mistake, as the differences aren’t widely known and are hard to spot to an untrained eye. Let our experts at the Memphis Zoo break it down! Size ’em up ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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