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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

Ali's Journey: Memphis Zoo's Baby Giraffe Is Back on Her Hooves

MEMPHIS, TENN - On Tuesday, April 9, Memphis Zoo excitedly welcomed new baby giraffe Ali to the herd -- just days after Wendy gave birth to a male calf named Kiburi. Delivery went well, and Ali was up and nursing from mom Angela Kate within an hour of birth.  On Wednesday afternoon we performed the neonatal exam, during which we weighed Ali (109 lbs), determined her sex (girl!) and took a blood sample to ensure she had nursed and was healthy. She checked out great... Read More
Posted by Courtney Janney at Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Baby Giraffe Born on Exhibit at Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – Memphis Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of a baby reticulated giraffe at 2:09 p.m. Friday, August 10.  Born on exhibit to mom “Akili,” the baby girl was named “Mashamba“ by keepers. Her name loosely translates to “fields” in Swahili and was chosen in honor of Fields Falcone, a former Zoo associate whose last day was Friday. Mashamba is the first newborn in the herd for 2018.  ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Thursday, August 16, 2018

One of the World’s Rarest Big Cats Calls Memphis Zoo Home

MEMPHIS, TENN. – One of the most critically endangered species – the Amur leopard – has found a new home at Memphis Zoo. Indigenous to the woodlands of southeastern Russia and northeastern China, it is considered the rarest big cat in the world. This male cat, named “Sputnik,” arrived in Memphis from Greenville Zoo in South Carolina. Sputnik is 16 months old and is one of only about 250 of its species remaining today. ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Two New Elephants Welcomed at Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – On Tuesday morning of this week, two female elephants stepped into Memphis Zoo’s elephant yard – and their new home – for the first time.  The African elephants named “Daisy” and “Bambi,” (pronounced Bom-bee) joined their new herdmates, “Gina,” “Asali,” and “Tyranza,” (also known as “Ty”) after 28 years touring the country with a circus run by the Pages family.  When the... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Thursday, August 2, 2018