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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

Bear in mind

Bear in mind the differences between grizzlies and black bears With all the hype surrounding the Memphis Grizzlies – Mike Conley’s $153 million contract, Chandler Parsons’ agreement to join the team and the hiring of a new head coach, David Fizdale – bears all around Memphis have been feeling the love (including ours!). Before taking your family and friends to check out our grizzly bears or black bears, it’s important to know the difference between the two.... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, July 6, 2016

5 animals you didn’t know are endangered

  Here at the Memphis Zoo, we love all animals - especially those that are endangered. Being able to help these fragile species grow, reproduce and thrive is something our keepers take pride in. It’s not an easy task, but it is one they set to accomplish each and every day. Sure, everyone knows the giant panda and ivory-billed woodpecker are endangered, but our experts wanted to spread the word about five animals you might not know are at risk that call the Memphis Zoo home. ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, June 20, 2016

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