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A New Way to View Stingray Bay

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Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, April 18, 2014

Hay, y'all. Welcoming Joli Fille and Peggy Sue

In March 2014, the Memphis Zoo’s Once Upon A Farm exhibit welcomed the addition of two Miniature Donkeys, named "Joli Fille" and "Peggy Sue."  They came to us from the Wee Ones Farm located in Gallatin, TN. Joli Fille and Peggy Sue, are half-sisters, but foaled by two different mothers. Their blood link is through their sire, or father, known as "Wee Ones Ragin’ Cajun." Chocolate brown colored, Peggy Sue, is the slightly older of the two donkeys, and was foaled on April 4, 2013.... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, March 31, 2014

Stingray Bay Returns to the Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – Stingray Bay returns to the Memphis Zoo Saturday, March 1. This year, there is more to love. Stingray Bay is now home to several new cownose stingray babies.  The babies, also called pups, will be on exhibit in a nursery section of the 17,000 gallon saltwater pool. The pups, all born since the beginning of the year, are all doing well.  “Visitors are going to be just as excited as we are about these additions to the collection,” said Erin Mayall of Living... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Thursday, February 27, 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 leases all pandas to... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Memphis Zoo Hatches First Clutch of West African Black Crowned Crane Chicks

MEMPHIS, TENN. –  The Memphis Zoo is proud to announce the hatching of a clutch of West African Black Crowned Cranes. Three chicks hatched between August 30 and September 1.  This is a genetically important birth within the crane community, due to the fact that the mother of the chicks is a “founder.” A founder is the first in a genetic line. This means that her genetics were previously unrepresented in the zoo population.  “This is a very significant breeding,” said Carol... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, October 1, 2013