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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

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