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Grizzly Bear vs. ORCA Cooler

A grizzly bear versus a cooler? That’s not your typical zoo entertainment, but last week our grizzly bear, Peak, was put to the test.    The team at ORCA Coolers wanted to see how their 26-quarter would hold up when faced with a curious grizzly bear. As soon as our 700-pound furry friend got the cooler in his sights, he was on a mission to get whatever was inside. Check out this video to see what happened next!   No bears (or coolers) were harmed in the making of this video. ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Thursday, July 9, 2015

Memphis Zoo Ranked as One of Top Zoos in Country

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis Zoo continues to rank among the top zoos in the nation. Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for almost 80 years, named the Memphis Zoo one of the Top 10 zoos in the country.    "We are so proud to receive this national recognition from such a longtime, well-respected travel publication,” Angie Whitfield, Director of Marketing and Communications said.  “The Memphis Zoo is such a jewel in this city, and we are honored to be on this Top 10... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, June 22, 2015

Memphis Zoo Contributes $83 Million to Local and State Economy

MEMPHIS, TENN. –  A newly released economic impact study from the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research and the Center for Manpower Studies at the University of Memphis found that the Memphis Zoo contributes $83.8 million in total impact to the Memphis economy and provides 879 jobs.                      Over 300,000 tourists from outside the Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Baby Bonobo Born at the Memphis Zoo

And baby makes three! The Memphis Zoo is pleased to announce the third bonobo baby born at this facility in as many years.    The baby, whose sex is not yet known, was born at 5 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. It is the first child of “Gilda.” The baby’s father is the late “Mofana,” who passed away in 2014. Mofana was also the father of two young bonobos in the collection, “Mobali” and “Mpingo.”    Photo courtesy of Lisa Duren Photography “Any birth... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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

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