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What is "Animals In Action" Day?

By Sarah Doherty, CHINA Keeper Animals in Action. What does that mean at the Memphis Zoo? It means keeping our animals mentally and physically active through enrichment, training, and animal interactions. Enrichment comes in many forms. For instance cats love scents; pandas like cardboard boxes that hide their favorite treats; and some primates like to create nests with wood wool. Keepers give animals enrichment to help elicit natural behaviors such as foraging, hunting,... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, March 24, 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.” “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 great to see animals of various ages together in such a... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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