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Record Breaking” François Langur Born at Memphis Zoo  

MEMPHIS, TENN. –      It’s a birth for the record books. “Ripley,” a male François langur, was born to mom, “Tanah,” and dad, “Jay Jay,” on April 12, 2017. All three members are currently on exhibit, along with sisters “Raven,” “Rook” and “Jean Grey.” Tanah is the oldest langur to give birth, according to the François langur Species Survival Plan (SSP), the leading... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, June 19, 2017

Two Warthogs Born at Memphis Zoo

It's a warty face that everyone can love. “Daphne,” a five-year-old female warthog gave birth to two piglets, “Abraham” and “Sarah” on Sunday, April 30. Mother and piglets are doing well, and are currently on exhibit. Daphne came to the Memphis Zoo in 2014. “Samson,” the father of the piglets, is the same age as Daphne. The boar, or male, arrived in 2016. This arrival of Abraham and Sarah is their first litter together. “At... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, June 5, 2017

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

Yellow-backed Duiker Born at Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. –     The baby boom continues at the Memphis Zoo. A yellow-backed duiker (die-ker) was born Monday, April 17, 2017. He weighed approximately 10 pounds at birth. The calf, named “Donovan,” or “Donny,” for short, is the third for parents “Ike” and “Tina,” and the third yellow-backed duiker birth at the Memphis Zoo since 2013.  The family is doing well, and can be seen on exhibit in Zambezi River... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Baby Linné Two-Toed Sloth Being Hand-Reared at the Memphis Zoo

A baby Linné’s two-toed sloth was recently born at the Memphis Zoo, and has a handful of special friends – the Zoo’s animal care staff and a stuffed elephant. “Lua” (loo-ah), a girl, was born on March 17, 2017 to parents “Marilyn” and “Sparky.” Lua means “moon” in Portuguese. This was the first successful Linné two-toed sloth birth at the Memphis Zoo. Marilyn, Lua’s mother, has birthed other infants in... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, April 24, 2017

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