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Memphis Zoo Parking Lot Construction to Begin Monday, August 26

MEMPHIS, TENN. (Aug. 22, 2019) – Construction on the first phase of the solution to end overflow parking on the Overton Park Greensward will begin on Monday, August 26. The initial phase focuses on construction to the Prentiss Place lot, which will require that lot’s complete shutdown. Depending on variables such as weather, construction on this phase will take approximately 90 days, according to Montgomery Martin Contractors, the City’s contractor for the project.... Read More
Posted by Joseph Miner at Thursday, August 22, 2019

Memphis Zoo Offering Free Admission for First Responders During Month of August

Memphis, Tenn. -- Wednesday, August 31, Memphis Zoo announced that all first responders will recieve free general admission to the Memphis Zoo during the month of August, First Responders Appreciation Month at the Zoo. Memphis Zoo President and CEO Jim Dean was joined by Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings and Memphis Fire Director Gina Sweat at City Hall in Downtown Memphis to reveal the monthlong event. From August 1 to August 31, all first responders including fire, police, ambulance... Read More
Posted by Joseph Miner at Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Memphis Zoo Brings the Wild to Fashion Show Featuring Models with Down Syndrome

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The models brought the looks and Memphis Zoo brought the wild encounter at a recent fashion show supporting a very special cause. More than a dozen models strutted down the catwalk, showing off glamorous designs in the recent "Rocking My Extra Chromosome" event which featured models with Down syndrome. Before the show began, while the models were getting the full hair and makeup treatment, Memphis Zoo Animal Interpreter Liz Harrell made... Read More
Posted by Joseph Miner at Monday, July 22, 2019

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