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3 Ways the Memphis Zoo Contributes to Conservation

You may love the Memphis Zoo for all of our wonderful animals, fun attractions and beautiful exhibits, but have you heard about our conservation efforts? The Memphis Zoo works diligently to protect potentially endangered species and endangered species around the world, within the U.S. and right here in our own backyard. Here are three ways we’re working to make a difference in the zoological community. Studying the giant panda Forty years ago, giant pandas, both captive and... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Sunday, April 8, 2018

First of its Kind Kickstarter Campaign Launched to Help Save Endangered African Penguins

First of its Kind Kickstarter Campaign Launched to Help Save Endangered African Penguins Memphis Zoo is proud to “Invest in the Nest” MEMPHIS, TENN. –      African penguin populations have been declining steadily for the past few decades. The Memphis Zoo, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, is joining with the AZA and other accredited aquariums and zoos to take action and help reverse this trend. Today, the Memphis... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, May 17, 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

5 animals you didn’t know are endangered

  Here at the Memphis Zoo, we love all animals - especially those that are endangered. Being able to help these fragile species grow, reproduce and thrive is something our keepers take pride in. It’s not an easy task, but it is one they set to accomplish each and every day. Sure, everyone knows the giant panda and ivory-billed woodpecker are endangered, but our experts wanted to spread the word about five animals you might not know are at risk that call the Memphis Zoo home. ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, June 20, 2016

Sumatran Orangutan Baby Has a Name!

MEMPHIS, TENN. –     Let us introduce you to our new baby orangutan – “Rowan.”    Rowan was the winning name after a week-long naming contest. The name, which means “little red head,” was one of five names participants could vote on. Over 2000 entries were collected.   Baby Rowan and mother “Jahe” are currently not on exhibit. Stay tuned to the Memphis Zoo’s website (memphiszoo.org/orangutan) and Facebook page (facebook.com/memphiszoo) for updates. ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, April 22, 2016