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Memphis Zoo Announces Seasonal Hiring Blitz

Memphis Zoological Society is excited to announce plans to add more than 150 new team members. There are seasonal customer service and team lead positions open in: Culinary Retail Guest Services Rides Education Membership “At the Memphis Zoo, we create adventures while saving wildlife.  We are seeking energetic, fun, responsible and service-orientated applicants for seasonal employment opportunities,” said Austin Brown Director of Human... Read More
at Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Green Team Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is almost here and some of us may be tackling some spring cleaning soon. Memphis Zoo Green Team is here to help with ways to get your household in cleaning mode. Involve the whole family  Shop your home before buying new, use up what you have at home.  Declutter and donate unwanted items Open the windows and let in fresh air Line dry your clothes  Use reusable cloths and tools - cut up rags from worn-out clothing - and ditch those paper towels  ... Read More
at Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Memphis Zoo Goes Red For American Heart Month

Memphis Zoo is going red for American Heart Month. The Zoo is teaming up with American Heart Association to spread awareness about heart health.  Starting February 1 st , visitors will notice red lights illuminating each of the animal statues on the Zoo’s entry plaza.  Zoo guests will also learn some amazing human and animal heart facts during their visit inside.    According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease claims the lives of 1 in 3... Read More
at Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Ringtail Cat Joins Animals of The Night Exhibit After Being Rescued By Local Wildlife Rehabber

From New Mexico to North Mississippi to the Memphis Zoo. Read about the journey of a ringtail cat named “Gil” and the woman who helped save him.     Melissa Gilbert and “Gil” the ringtail cat first crossed paths back in November after a truck driver found what he thought was a lemur in the freight he was hauling. The truck started in New Mexico and traveled more than 1,000 miles before it ended up in Belmont, Mississippi. After discovering... Read More
at Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Memphis Zoo Welcomes New Male Polar Bear For New Breeding Opportunities

Memphis, TN- {January 28, 2021} Memphis Zoo is thrilled to welcome a new male polar bear to the Zoo and Northwest Passage. 16-year-old Koda joins us from Pittsburgh Zoo where he has lived since 2006. Koda was born at Denver Zoo in 2004. It will be a reunion between Koda and our Senior Veterinarian Dr. Felicia Knightly who was in Denver when Koda was born.  Koda’s move to Memphis was recommended by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums Species Survival Program or... Read More
at Friday, January 29, 2021