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Baby Flamingos at Memphis Zoo

Memphis Zoo is happy to announce its first flamingo hatchings in more than two years.   We had one flamingo hatch on September 14th and one hatch this week.  Chilean flamingos are one of six species of flamingos.   If you have visited our stand lately, you may have noticed the mounds of dirt off to the right in the exhibit. Those are flamingo nests.  The incubation period for flamingo eggs is usually around 28 to 30 days. ... Read More
at Friday, September 25, 2020

Memphis Zoo Bamboo Crew

Did you know a giant panda’s diet is almost 99% bamboo? At the Memphis Zoo, LeLe and YaYa each eat an average of 25-40 pounds of fresh bamboo depending on the season. Giant pandas are known to be picky eaters. Often, they change their minds about what type of bamboo species they like to snack on, which parts of the plant they will consume and from which source it was harvested. The best way to stay on top of their eating habits is to have a large assortment of bamboo to choose from.... Read More
at Monday, September 21, 2020

Memphis Zoo announces Zootoberfest

Memphis Zoo is excited to announce a brand-new way to celebrate October.  Zootoberfest will bring some German flair to the Bluff City. It will take place every Saturday and Sunday in October from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. excluding Halloween 10/31 but will continue on November 1st as the last day. Guests can purchase a commemorative Zoo stein to sip German beer from while they enjoy a fall afternoon at Memphis Zoo. Draft root beer and root beer floats will also be available to enjoy. Must... Read More
at Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Spot Nose Guenon Baby at Memphis Zoo

Primate Canyon is growing by one after the birth of a spot-nosed guenon. Thimble and Jerry welcomed a baby boy on September 3 rd . Fun fact, all of Thimble’s offspring have been boys! This is her fourth baby and keepers tell us she is a wonderful mom. With this birth, the guenon troop count is now up to 6. The baby may start venturing off mom for short adventures with his brothers in about 2 weeks, but do not worry, mom will be nearby to make sure they aren’t... Read More
at Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Memphis Zoo Mourns the loss of African Elephant

Memphis Zoo is extremely saddened to announce the death of one of its beloved elephants. Tyranza, or Ty as she was affectionately called, died Friday after her health began to decline dramatically. As zookeepers and veterinarians noticed her decline, she was put on Zoo hospice care to closely monitor her health and keep her as comfortable as possible. Out of the Zoo’s deep love for this animal, the decision was made to humanely euthanize her to avoid any suffering. ... Read More
at Friday, September 4, 2020