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Help Name our Red Panda Cub!

On June 3, 2015, we joyfully welcomed a new red panda cub to the Memphis Zoo family! This sweet baby boy has not been introduced into his habitat, but is currently in the care of his mother, Lucille, while his father Justin is keeping watch in Cat Country! While the pair couldn’t be happier about their sweet cub, they are having trouble deciding on a name. We need your help!         If you could name our red panda cub, what would you choose?... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, August 28, 2015

Memphis Zoo Welcomes New Spot-nosed Guenons

The Memphis Zoo is pleased to announce the addition of three spot-nosed guenons (“GWEN-nons”). The guenons arrived from Metro Richmond Zoo in May.    Visitors will be able to see Jerry (four years old), Thimble (two years old) and Libby (two years old) on exhibit with the Zoo’s mona monkeys in Primate Canyon.    Spot-nosed guenons are native to the rain forests of West Africa and best known for their white nose spot.   The spot-nosed guenon’s species... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, August 24, 2015

Moving Day!

We are excited to announce the arrival of several new tortoises, located in lots near the Dragon's Lair. Check out the Facebook status below to see behind-the-scenes photos of the BIG move!  Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Saturday, August 15, 2015

Translocation success and topophilia

By Fields Falcone, China Keeper  Four days after the scheduled departure and a different (smaller) boat altogether, a (smaller) MAC crew along with the CNMI biologists and the captain left Tinian for the tiny volcanic island of Guguan with nearly 100 birds in tow. Because of the late departure and the change of vessel, not all of us were able to go – five brave souls took to the waves in unchartered fluid territory for the MAC Program. In the past, the CNMI government has... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Sunday, July 12, 2015

Memphis Zoo Monkey, “Zimm,” Captured

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Memphis Zoo is pleased to report that “Zimm,” the escaped Sulawesi macaque, has been found and is currently undergoing observation in the Memphis Zoo’s hospital.    Zimm – a 3-year-old, 10-pound monkey – escaped from her enclosure in Primate Canyon late Thursday afternoon. Zoo personnel were alerted immediately and followed standard operating procedure when trying to recapture her. She wandered into the Zoo’s culvert system on Zoo property, where she... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Saturday, July 11, 2015

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