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Memphis Zoo’s Green Team Holds Overton Park Cleanup

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – On Saturday, June 29, Memphis Zoo’s Green Team collected seven large garbage bags of trash and four bags of recyclables during a cleanup at neighboring Overton Park. The cleanup was held from one to seven p.m. Zoo Employees showed up throughout the day—some on their day off, some on their lunch breaks and some after their shift—to participate in the cleanup. Park visitors even got in on the fun, with several people volunteering to help. The Green... Read More
Posted by Joseph Miner at Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Saving a Bald Eagle

MEMPHIS, TENN - It’s not every day that one the greatest symbols of America, the bald eagle, arrives at Memphis Zoo. Unfortunately, one such eagle’s recent arrival at the Zoo did not call for celebration. On January 29, an injured bald eagle was brought to Memphis Zoo’s onsite animal hospital for treatment. It was believed the eagle had been hit by a vehicle and suffered multiple fractures that punctured through the skin on its right wing. Senior Veterinarian Dr.... Read More
Posted by Joseph Miner at Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Nick Harmeier Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer at Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN - Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the promotion of Nick Harmeier to Chief Marketing Officer. Nick previously served as the Zoo’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “In his short time here at Memphis Zoo, Nick has aggressively spearheaded several important initiatives: a website overhaul, launch of the Zoo’s first-ever digital marketing program and building a team eager to get the word out about all the amazing things that happen at the Zoo on a... Read More
Posted by Joseph Miner at Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Matt Thompson Promoted to Chief Zoological Officer at Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN - Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the promotion of Matt Thompson to Chief Zoological Officer. Matt previously served as the Zoo’s Director of Animal Programs. In this role, Matt oversees the Zoo’s very diverse animal collection consisting of more than 4,500 animals. He also oversees animal managers, conservation, research, education and veterinary departments. Matt’s position is critical to the Zoo’s success. He leads every decision in regard to... Read More
Posted by Joseph Miner at Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Memphis Zoo Conducts First-ever Reproductive Research on Toad Species

MEMPHIS, TENN - Memphis Zoo's Conservation and Research Department has conducted the very first study on reproduction technologies in the Rhaebo genus of toads. The study was performed on the smooth-sided toad (Rhaebo guttatus) , which is currently not considered vulnerable or endangered. However, of the thirteen species of toads in the Rhaebo genus, two are considered endangered : The Blue-spotted Toad  ( Rhaebo caeruleostictus )  and the Carchi Andes... Read More
Posted by Joseph Miner at Thursday, May 16, 2019