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Memphis Zoo Hosts Snow Cones for Snow Leopards Fundraiser!

Join our wonderful animal care staff as we raise money and bring awareness to the dire state of snow leopards in the wild. This is the first annual Snow Cones for Snows event taking place this Saturday night, July 31, 2021 from 6:30pm till 9:30pm. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members and include a t-shirt and a snow cone. There will be activities the whole family can enjoy, as well as a silent auction where you can place your bid on some unique items! In addition, Ashleigh... Read More
at Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Get Involved at the Memphis Zoo!

Volunteer! Have you always wanted to work at the zoo, but maybe don’t want to devote all your time here? Volunteering is a great way to get involved with events and all things happening at the zoo! We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities here at the zoo from general volunteers, to special event volunteers, to docents. General volunteers are long-term individuals who adhere to an ongoing schedule and come to the zoo regularly to assist with various daily operations.... Read More
at Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Ancient Grounds Coffee Shop Now Open at the Memphis Zoo!

Picture this- you arrive at the zoo right when it opens, your kids are screaming with excitement, and you know it’s about to be a long day. What is the one thing you need more than anything? COFFEE! Well, look no further because this summer the Memphis Zoo has opened our very own coffee shop called Ancient Grounds! Ancient Grounds is a nod to our Egyptian ties and love for coffee. When you walk in you will be transported across the globe to a Moroccan treehouse through the tribal... Read More
at Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Welcome Riley, our newest Okapi!

Riley is a year and a half old male Okapi who has come to us all the way from the Cincinnati Zoo. Riley is joining Miraq, our 6-year-old male, in Zambezi River Hippo Camp. Just like young kids or puppies, our young Okapi still gets what you might call the “zoomies” and runs around his yard playfully throwing his head. He loves snacking on browse and lettuce and enjoys checking on his buddy Miraq through the fence.   Okapis are listed as endangered, as there are... Read More
at Wednesday, July 7, 2021

10 Social Media Worthy Spots at the Memphis Zoo

We’ve compiled our top 10 favorite pose-worthy spots at the Memphis Zoo that will make all of your Instagram followers jealous! What’s your go-to spot for pictures at the zoo? Remember to tag us on for a chance to be featured on the zoo’s social media accounts! @memphiszoo #justzooit 1. Pose with your favorite animal statue on the Avenue of Animals as you walk into the zoo! 2. Stand by the Nile River with the Egyptian obelisk in the background. 3.... Read More
at Wednesday, June 30, 2021