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Metamorphosis: The Butterfly Effect Now Open to the Public!

Transport to a mystical oasis as you enter into an all new butterfly paradise. The newest exhibit at the zoo, Metamorphosis: The Butterfly Effect, was designed to give guests an immersive experience where they can learn all about butterflies in their natural environment. The name of the exhibit derives from both biology and physics! Metamorphosis is the process of transforming from an immature form to an adult form using two or more distinct stages. In butterflies, these stages go from an... Read More
Posted by Jessica Faulk at Friday, May 27, 2022

Memphis Zoo Welcomes New Leopard As Part Of International Breeding Program

We’re proud to mark this Endangered Species Day with a very special announcement. Memphis Zoo is now home to female Amur leopard, Kira. Kira was born at Twycross Zoo in England in 2016.  Memphis Zoo is extremely proud to partner with Twycross Zoo as part of an international breeding program to help protect and preserve the species.  “Kira’s arrival is a double win for the Memphis community. Not only are Amur leopards a gorgeous and dynamic species to see... Read More
at Friday, May 20, 2022

Memphis Zoo Welcomes New Female Jaguar

We are excited to welcome Arizona, a very special female jaguar, to the Memphis Zoo. Arizona was born just over 9 years ago to mom Nayla at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Nayla is also mom to Inka, who just so happens to be Diego’s mom. Diego is our male jaguar. Therefore, Arizona is Diego’s aunt! Arizona is joining us from the San Antonio Zoo, where she lived most of her life so far. Arizona been a participant in the species survival plan (SSP) for jaguars as a loving mother to... Read More
Posted by Jessica Faulk at Friday, May 13, 2022

Memphis Zoo Aligns with Mission to Save Species from Extinction

On the eve of Earth Day 2022, Dr. Steve Reichling, Conservation and Research Director at the Memphis Zoo, set out to release 61 endangered Louisiana pine snakes into their wild habitat in the Kisatchie National Forest in the heart of Louisiana. He was joined by his research team from the Memphis Zoo as well as partners on the project from Fort Worth Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. Forest Service. The research program has been running for 12 years under the leadership of Dr. Reichling.... Read More
Posted by Jessica Faulk at Friday, April 22, 2022

Five Reasons You Want to Start Your Zoo Membership Today!

A membership to the Memphis Zoo not only helps us care for our animals every day, it also gives you and your family the experience of a lifetime! Join us in creating adventures for your family and saving wildlife for years to come! 1. Invitation to Exclusive, Members Only Events We have multiple events every year that are designated specially for members only. Members Night is held throughout the year and boasts fun activities the whole family can enjoy! Members also receive early... Read More
Posted by Jessica Faulk at Wednesday, April 13, 2022