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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

Memphis Zoo Mourns the Loss of Tombi the Rhino

The Memphis Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Tombi,” the Zoo’s Southern white rhinoceros. Tombi died September 27 at the age of 41 after her health began to dramatically decline earlier this month.   As Zoo keepers and veterinarians began to notice her decline, she was put on Zoo hospice care to closely monitor her health and keep her as comfortable as possible. Out of the Zoo’s deep love for this animal, the decision was made to euthanize her in order to avoid... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, September 27, 2013

Memphis Zoo Announces Snow Leopard Cub

MEMPHIS, TENN. –  The Memphis Zoo is closing out a purr-fect summer with a major announcement. Its first snow leopard birth in more than a decade took place July 19, helping a highly endangered animal make a comeback.  The cub, a male, was born to parents “Ateri” and “Darhan.” Ateri, a first-time mother, is nursing the cub behind-the-scenes. The cub’s name will be announced in the coming weeks as the Zoo partners with WMC-TV 5 for a special naming ceremony. The naming ceremony... Read More
Posted by Eli Brumley at Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | 0 comments

Memphis Zoo Hatches First Ever Tinian Monarch

MEMPHIS, TENN. –  The Memphis Zoo is proud to announce its first ever hatching of a Tinian Monarch. The chick, whose sex is unknown, is the first successful captive hatchling in the world.   The chick was hatched on June 6, and fledged from the nest on June 19.   “This is a tremendous achievement, and we are so proud,” said Herb Roberts, Curator at the Memphis Zoo. “The process has been documented and we hope to build on this breakthrough. The dedicated staff of bird... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Baby Yellow-Backed Duiker Born at the Memphis Zoo

Residents at the Round Barn are leaping for joy over the birth of a yellow-backed duiker, born June 28.   The baby boy, named "Chester," was born to parents "Ike" and "Tina." Ike, 10 years old, is on loan from the Cincinnati Zoo. Tina, a 3-year-old on loan from the Brookfield Zoo, is a first-time mother. The family is doing well and can be seen on exhibit at the Round Barn. This is the first yellow-backed duiker birth in several years. The Memphis Zoo has housed these small... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, July 26, 2013

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