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Memphis Zoo Announces Birth of Baby Giraffe

MEMPHIS, TENN. – Visitors to the Memphis Zoo are seeing spots – very small spots – with the birth of a reticulated giraffe calf. The calf was born on exhibit Friday, May 16, 2014 as visitors got to experience the event.  “Marilyn,” a 21-year-old female reticulated giraffe gave birth to “Tamu Massif,” (tam-MOO mah-SEEF) a healthy baby boy, weighing in at 150 pounds. Tamu is the fifth calf for Marilyn, and the seventh sired by “Kenya.” The Memphis Zoo giraffe herd has nine... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, May 23, 2014

Baby Bonobo Born at the Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – For the second time in as many years, the Memphis Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a baby bonobo.  As an endangered animal in the wild, these births are helping to preserve the population of this species.   “Mpingo,” (EM-pingo) a baby boy, was born to parents “Lily” and “Mofana” at 7:30 a.m., Monday, April 28, 2014. Mpingos are a type of African tree, also known as African blackwoods. They are sometimes referred to as “the tree that makes music,” as its... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Thursday, May 22, 2014

Memphis Zoo Welcomes Meerkat Pups

MEMPHIS, TENN. –  Visitors to the Memphis Zoo might have noticed a couple of new additions to Cat Country. Two meerkat babies were born February 27 to first-time mother “Sunny.” Among the group’s three males, the father is not yet known.    The meerkat pups, both males, are currently on exhibit with the rest of the meerkat mob. “Billy” is the gray pup who is slightly larger than his brother, “Rico.” Rico is reddish in color.     “It’s really adorable to see... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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