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Ali's Journey: Memphis Zoo's Baby Giraffe Is Back on Her Hooves

MEMPHIS, TENN - On Tuesday, April 9, Memphis Zoo excitedly welcomed new baby giraffe Ali to the herd -- just days after Wendy gave birth to a male calf named Kiburi. Delivery went well, and Ali was up and nursing from mom Angela Kate within an hour of birth.  On Wednesday afternoon we performed the neonatal exam, during which we weighed Ali (109 lbs), determined her sex (girl!) and took a blood sample to ensure she had nursed and was healthy. She checked out great... Read More
Posted by Courtney Janney at Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Kroger Partners with Memphis Zoo on New Endangered Species Reusable Bags

MEMPHIS, TENN - Kroger Delta Division and Memphis Zoo have joined together to offer new resuable bags sold exclusively in more than 40 participating Mid-South area Kroger Stores. The bags come in three designs, each featuring an endangered species at Memphis Zoo: Polar bear Peyton, hippo Winnie and panda YaYa. As part of Kroger's Zero Hunger Zero Waste Initiative, the reusable bags will help support the company's Zero Waste program while commemorating the hometown... Read More
at Thursday, April 18, 2019

Jim Dean Elected New President and CEO of the Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, April 10, 2019 – The Memphis Zoological Society Board of Directors today announced that Jim Dean has been named as the new President and CEO of the Memphis Zoo.  Dean is a native Memphian and a respected executive with more than 30-years’ experience in the tourism and attractions industry. Dean is recognized for his work in conservation, animal welfare and education as well as managing world-class attractions. Dean will replace Dr. Chuck Brady after 15... Read More
at Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Construction for Greensward Parking Solution to Begin at Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. - Work to expand available parking at Memphis Zoo, creating 415 new spaces, will begin early this summer and continue through the winter season. A plan to end overflow parking on the Overton Park Greensward was agreed upon by the City of Memphis and Memphis Zoo in 2018. “We are pleased to have reached a resolution to the parking lot concerns of our Midtown neighbors, Memphis citizens and Zoo visitors alike,” said Nick Harmeier, Director of Marketing and... Read More
at Thursday, March 14, 2019

Baby Giraffe Born on Exhibit at Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – Memphis Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of a baby reticulated giraffe at 2:09 p.m. Friday, August 10.  Born on exhibit to mom “Akili,” the baby girl was named “Mashamba“ by keepers. Her name loosely translates to “fields” in Swahili and was chosen in honor of Fields Falcone, a former Zoo associate whose last day was Friday. Mashamba is the first newborn in the herd for 2018.  ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Thursday, August 16, 2018