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Welcome Hazel the red panda to the Memphis Zoo!

Hazel arrived in the China exhibit on April 27th. She was given a couple of days to get familiar with the exhibit before she was introduced to Itsuki, the male red panda who has been a resident of the Memphis Zoo since 2017. Hazel came to us from Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle but was born in Cincinnati in 2016. Hazel came to our zoo to be paired with Itsuki on a breeding recommendation from the Red Panda Species Survival Plan (SSP). There are two subspecies of red pandas and they are... Read More
at Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Join us in welcoming the newest baby reptiles to the Memphis Zoo- Bonnie and Clyde!

These rare and precious alligators are native to Eastern China in the lower section of the Yangtze River. It is the only species of the alligator family that lives outside of the Americas and it is different from its American cousin in a few distinct ways. Much smaller than the American Alligator, the Chinese Alligator will only grow to about five feet long and has a more robust head. They also have unique bony plates on their bellies, called osteoderms, that... Read More
at Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Who doesn’t love a Zoo baby?

This Saturday, May 8, join us in celebrating the beloved baby day at the Memphis Zoo! Baby day is a chance for us to highlight the newest members of the zoo family. We celebrate this on Mother’s Day weekend to honor all our moms here at the zoo! Check out the list of events for this weekend where you can learn all about the different babies at the zoo! For now, here is a little sneak peak of who you might meet. First, meet one of our joeys from the outback- “Jake”!... Read More
at Thursday, May 6, 2021

Memphis Zoo Revives a Species Lost in their Wild Habitat

Deep in the Kisatchie National Forest in the heart of Louisiana, Dr. Steve Reichling, research director at the Memphis Zoo, embarked on a very important mission of releasing dozens of the endangered Louisiana pine snakes into their natural habitat. In 2010, when they saw the wild populations rapidly declining, Dr. Reichling and his team at the Memphis Zoo took charge to revive the Louisiana pine snake and repopulate the species in its natural habitat. Through meticulous captive breeding... Read More
at Friday, April 30, 2021

Arbor Day at the Memphis Zoo

The Memphis Zoo is thrilled to host a fun-filled event celebrating Arbor Day this Saturday, May 1, 2021 with the exciting achievement of being named a level 1 arboretum by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC). The day will begin at 10:00am with speakers from the TUFC honoring the Memphis Zoo with a plaque to commemorate the certification. This is coming shortly after the Memphis Zoo was certified by a global arboretum registry. There will be a groundbreaking tree planting ceremony by... Read More
at Thursday, April 29, 2021