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Red Panda Cubs Make Their Debut at Memphis Zoo

  MEMPHIS, TENN. - Red panda cubs "Justin" and "Lucille" have made their debut on exhibit in The Commercial Appeal Cat Country. The pair has been hand-raised in the Zoo's hospital since late this summer and can now be seen by the public for the first time. Justin was born July 1 in Memphis to "Ryo" and "Pele" who have since been moved to other institutions. Lucille was born on June 21 and transferred from the Bronx Zoo as part of a recommendation of the Species Survival Plan (SSP) in... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Memphis Zoo Hatches First Ever Kiwi

MEMPHIS, TENN. –  The Memphis Zoo is proud to announce its first ever hatching of a North Island Brown Kiwi. The female is named “Aria,” which means “spirit” in the native New Zealand Maori language, is only the fourth kiwi to live at the Memphis Zoo, and one of only 26 kiwis that live in North America. Aria is the daughter of “Gruen” and “Koru,” both housed at the Columbus Zoo, on loan from the Frankfurt Zoo. Aria’s egg was laid in Columbus, Ohio, and was picked up on July 19, by... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Baby Red Panda Born at the Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – Zookeepers at the Memphis Zoo recently welcomed the first red panda cub since 2005. “Justin” was born July 1 to parents “Ryo” and “Pele.”   The bouncing baby boy was born on exhibit in The Commercial Appeal Cat Country. Because his mother was unable to properly care for him, within a week animal staff moved Justin to the hospital where he is being hand-reared.   “He’s doing well,” said Dr. Felicia Knightly, the Memphis Zoo Senior Veterinarian.“He’s taken to the... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Memphis Zoo Welcomes Baby Sea Lion to Northwest Passage

MEMPHIS, TENN. – Staff members at the Memphis Zoo welcomed a baby California sea lion pup on June 27. The newest addition to Northwest Passage was born to proud parents, “Andre” and “Callie.”   The baby girl, named “Teva,” is currently being hand-reared by Zoo staff. This is the first successful sea lion birth at the Memphis Zoo. Callie, Teva’s mother, has birthed two other pups in previous years that did not survive infancy.   “She’s had to learn how to take a bottle,” Matt... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Thursday, July 26, 2012

Memphis Zoo's African Elephant Miscarries

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It is with tremendous sadness that the Memphis Zoo announces 29-year-old African elephant “Gina” has had a miscarriage. Gina was due to give birth in August of this year.    Zoo officials became concerned last week when ultrasounds showed lack of fetal movement. Ultrasound expert Dr. Shannon McGee and Zoo veterinarians conducted an in-depth ultrasound Sunday and confirmed that there was no heartbeat. The cause of the calf’s death is unknown at this time.   ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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