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The Memphis Zoo and the American Heart Association Spotlight Heart Disease in Great Apes and U.S. Women

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Memphis Zoo is partnering with the American Heart Association to “Go Red” the first week of February. Visitors will notice red lights illuminating each of the animal statues on the Zoo’s entry plaza.   Heart health is important for humans and animals alike. As part of the yearly check ups of the great ape species exhibited at the Memphis Zoo, trained veterinarian staff performs a complete cardiac workup on four western lowland gorillas, three... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Le Le Predicts the Super Bowl Winner!

Update: Le Le chose the Atlanta Falcons to win.  Le Le Predicts the Super Bowl Winner! Who:                Memphis Zoo What:               Le Le (the male giant panda) predicts the Super Bowl winner When:              Thursday, February 2, 2017  at 10 a.m.  Where:... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We are Family

We are Family Zimm and friends now on exhibit   Many exciting things are happening inside our gates, but the one we’re most excited about is our infamous Sulawesi crested black macaque, Zimm, being back on exhibit with the addition of six of her kind in CHINA. “Sandy,” “Lyla,” “Cedric,” “Lindberg,” “Marie” and “Stella” – many of whom share the same ancestry – recently came to Memphis... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, December 12, 2016

Francois Langur Born at the Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Memphis Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a Francois langur. “Rook,” a baby girl, was born October 16 to parents “Jean Grey” and “Jay Jay.” “The Memphis Zoo has a long history of supporting the Francois langur population and we’re thrilled that this relatively new family continues to thrive,” said Courtney Janney, curator.  “It’s great to see animals of various ages together in such a... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Major ‘Monkey Business’ Announced at Memphis Zoo

Major ‘monkey business’ announced at Memphis Zoo Zimm returns to exhibit; new primates debut; and Primate Canyon gets makeover   MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2016) – The Memphis Zoo today announced major monkey business is happening in Primate Canyon and CHINA, including the reintroduction of the famous escape artist, “Zimm;” the addition of a new troop of other Sulawesi crested black macaques; and rearranging of several exhibits. Zimm ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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