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Memphis Zoo Welcomes New Rhinos

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Memphis Zoo is pleased to announce the addition of a pair of Southern white rhinoceroses. The pair, male “Kito” and female “Maggie,” arrived from Knoxville two weeks ago, and are currently on exhibit.  “We are excited to welcome Kito and Maggie to the Memphis Zoo. They come to us from the Knoxville Zoo, and will be a great addition to our animal collection,” Matt Thompson, Director of Animal Programs said. “They have been getting to know their exhibit and... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Memphis Zoo Mourns the Loss of African Lion

Memphis Zoo Mourns the Loss of African Lion    MEMPHIS, TENN. - The Memphis Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Savannah,” one of the Zoo’s African lionesses. Savannah died March 12 at the age of 20, 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... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, March 16, 2015

Baby Camel Born at the Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – What’s 68 pounds, 3 feet tall and less than one week old? Our baby camel! The Memphis Zoo is pleased to announce a camel calf was born Thursday, June 12, after a gestation of 13 months.  The calf, a male, was born to parents “Mona Lisa” and “Solomon.” Mother and calf are doing well and can already be seen on exhibit at the Camel Excursion area at the east end of the Zoo. The calf has not yet been named. Mona Lisa was pregnant when she arrived last year and Solomon is... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Memphis Zoo Announces Birth of Baby Giraffe

MEMPHIS, TENN. – Visitors to the Memphis Zoo are seeing spots – very small spots – with the birth of a reticulated giraffe calf. The calf was born on exhibit Friday, May 16, 2014 as visitors got to experience the event.  “Marilyn,” a 21-year-old female reticulated giraffe gave birth to “Tamu Massif,” (tam-MOO mah-SEEF) a healthy baby boy, weighing in at 150 pounds. Tamu is the fifth calf for Marilyn, and the seventh sired by “Kenya.” The Memphis Zoo giraffe herd has nine... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, May 23, 2014

Baby Bonobo Born at the Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – For the second time in as many years, the Memphis Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a baby bonobo.  As an endangered animal in the wild, these births are helping to preserve the population of this species.   “Mpingo,” (EM-pingo) a baby boy, was born to parents “Lily” and “Mofana” at 7:30 a.m., Monday, April 28, 2014. Mpingos are a type of African tree, also known as African blackwoods. They are sometimes referred to as “the tree that makes music,” as its... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Thursday, May 22, 2014

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