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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

Today is National Panda Day!

National Panda Day is a day to celebrate, especially here at the Memphis Zoo where you can see two giant pandas up close and personal – Ya Ya and Le Le. With only four zoos in America being home to the species (San Diego Zoo, Zoo Atlanta and Smithsonian’s National Zoo), we are so proud to have Ya Ya and Le Le as a part of our family!  Have you ever ordered a package online and thought the five to seven day arrival time was a bit excessive? Well, what about a four-year... Read More
Posted by Kyle Strausser at Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bear Awareness Week: Meet our Giant Panda Bears

As most everyone knows, our giant pandas are "Ya Ya" and "Le Le." Ya Ya (our female) is 13 and Le Le (our male) is currently 15. They were named before they came to us. Ya Ya's name roughly means Beautiful Girl and Le Le's name means Happy Happy. Ya Ya was born and raised at the Beijing Zoo in China and Le Le was born at the Chongqing Zoo and came here from the Shanghai Zoo. Interesting triva: Ya Ya's mom's name is actually "Le Le" as... Read More
Posted by Kyle Strausser at Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Memphis Zoo Will Continue to House Giant Pandas

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Memphis Zoo is excited to announce that the contract with China for housing giant pandas has been extended. Memphis Zoo will have giant pandas for the next 10 years.  This agreement was signed by the Memphis Zoo, Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens and China’s State Forestry Administration. The agreement extends the Memphis Zoo’s loan for two giant pandas another 10 years at half the cost of the original loan.  China owns and... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, October 30, 2013