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Memphis Zoo Issues Statement Regarding Covid-19

On Sunday, April 5th Memphis Zoo officials learned about a Bronx Zoo tiger testing positive for Covid-19. The health and well-being of the animals and staff at Memphis Zoo continues to be our top priority.  “We remain vigilant, implementing the safest practices possible for our animals and care teams,” said senior Memphis Zoo veterinarian Dr. Felicia Knightly.  Currently, we are not testing any of our animals for coronavirus and none of our animals are... Read More
at Monday, April 6, 2020

Memphis Zoo Announces Inaugural ZOOlympics

  Memphis Zoo is thrilled to announce its inaugural ZOOlympics. Local sports broadcaster Greg Gaston lends his talents calling the first Olympiad of the animal kingdom. The games will consist of several daily contests between species all over Memphis Zoo. From Hippo and cheetah races to testing the agility of our California sea lions, pelicans and big cats, there is a lot of excitement in store for all who tune in. The ZOOlympics continues our mission to... Read More
at Monday, March 30, 2020

Memphis Zoo Temporarily Closed

Memphis Zoo will temporarily close to the public Thursday, March 19th. The health and safety of our team members, guests, volunteers and animals is our top priority, and Memphis Zoo is  committed to taking proactive steps to help slow the spread of COVID-19. All public and educational events have been canceled.  Any guests who had field trips or group visits planned will be able to reschedule or receive a refund.   While we are closed, our... Read More
Posted by Kyle Strausser at Wednesday, March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Statement

The health and safety of our guests, team members, volunteers and animals remain Memphis Zoo’s top priority as we continue to monitor any new developments related to COVID-19. We are committed to taking proactive steps to help reduce the spread of this virus.  Starting Monday, March 16 th all indoor exhibits, playground, rides and trams will be closed to guests. Signs will be posted throughout the zoo to notify visitors of these closures. Food will be... Read More
at Monday, March 16, 2020

Memphis Zoo Education Department Offers Summer Camp Scholarship

Memphis Zoo is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for the 2020 summer camp season. The scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Chris Schadrack Memorial Scholarship fund. This scholarship allows Memphis Zoo to connect new students with wildlife in exciting ways. Summer camps run June 1st through August 7th. Camps are available to children ages 4 through 8th grade. The scholarship only applies to Shelby County School students and will include camp week,... Read More
at Friday, March 6, 2020