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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

Le Le Predicts the Super Bowl Winner!

Update: Le Le chose the Atlanta Falcons to win.  Le Le Predicts the Super Bowl Winner! Who:                Memphis Zoo What:               Le Le (the male giant panda) predicts the Super Bowl winner When:              Thursday, February 2, 2017  at 10 a.m.  Where:... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Francois Langur Born at the Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Memphis Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a Francois langur. “Rook,” a baby girl, was born October 16 to parents “Jean Grey” and “Jay Jay.” This is the second Francois langur born within a year .  “The Memphis Zoo has a long history of supporting the Francois langur population and we’re thrilled that this relatively new family continues to thrive,” said Courtney Janney, curator.  “It’s... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, November 16, 2016