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Memphis Zoo Announces Addition of Three Mandrills

After a 67-year absence, the Memphis Zoo is once again home to mandrills. “Babu,” “Kimani” and “Gertrude,” are now on exhibit in the old Patas monkey habitat in Zambezi River Hippo Camp. Babu, the male, came to the Memphis Zoo by way of Granby Zoo in Canada. The 9-year-old is the largest of the three mandrills, and also the most brightly colored. Kimani, also a 9-year-old, arrived from the Birmingham Zoo. She’s the larger of the two females, and... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, April 17, 2017

Boy, Oh Boy! Memphis Zoo Announces Birth of Baby Giraffe  

MEMPHIS, TENN. –     Oh boy! The Memphis Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a baby boy giraffe, “Bogey.” Bogey was born on Monday, April 3 at noon, while mother “Akili” was on exhibit. The infant was named in honor of Steve Bogardy, a long-time Memphis zookeeper, who recently passed away. Akili did not provide appropriate maternal behavior, so the Zoo’s animal caretakers have stepped in to hand-rear the infant. This is not unusual,... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, April 10, 2017

It’s a Girl! Memphis Zoo Announces Birth of Baby Hippo

Update: Her name is Winnie! MEMPHIS, TENN. –     It’s a girl! A big bundle of joy has joined the Memphis Zoo family. “Binti,” a Nile hippopotamus, gave birth to a healthy, 76-pound baby girl on March 23, 2017. The baby hippo, whose name is not yet decided, will be make her debut on exhibit Friday, April 7 at 8 a.m. The Memphis Zoo is asking for help naming the infant – a naming contest will be held on the Memphis Zoo’s website .... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Memphis Zoo Welcomes Three New Sea Lions

Catalina When you visit the Memphis Zoo this spring, you might notice three new faces at Northwest Passage. We’re proud to announce the addition of three juvenile female sea lions! “Remy,” “Catalina” and “Buttercup” join the Memphis Zoo’s collection. The three girls, who were all born at SeaWorld San Antonio, arrived at the Memphis Zoo in June 2016. They remained off-exhibit while they adjusted to their new home, exhibit-mates and... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Memphis Zoo and the American Heart Association Spotlight Heart Disease in Great Apes and U.S. Women

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Memphis Zoo is partnering with the American Heart Association to “Go Red” the first week of February. Visitors will notice red lights illuminating each of the animal statues on the Zoo’s entry plaza.   Heart health is important for humans and animals alike. As part of the yearly check ups of the great ape species exhibited at the Memphis Zoo, trained veterinarian staff performs a complete cardiac workup on four western lowland gorillas, three... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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