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Baby Slender Loris Born at Memphis Zoo

The Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a baby slender loris. "Vyvy," a six-year old female, gave birth to the baby, whose sex is undetermined, on August 8 and is exhibiting a strong maternal bond with her offspring.  Vyvy and her baby are housed in the Animals of the Night exhibit.  Photo courtesy AJ Saunders The slender loris is a small, slender primate with large forward facing eyes and long, thin limbs.  The animals, which weigh less than a pound, are... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Memphis Zoo Celebrates Hatching of Flamingo Chicks

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the hatching of two Chilean flamingo chicks.  The chicks, whose sex has not been determined, hatched on August 7 and August 20.   They are the first chicks to be reared at the Memphis Zoo since 2008. Visitors will be able to see the chicks and the entire flock in the Round Barn.    Photo: Memphis Zoo/Sara Taylor The eggs were artificially incubated in the Zoo hatchery and returned to their parents when the... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, August 31, 2015

Help Name our Red Panda Cub!

On June 3, 2015, we joyfully welcomed a new red panda cub to the Memphis Zoo family! This sweet baby boy has not been introduced into his habitat, but is currently in the care of his mother, Lucille, while his father Justin is keeping watch in Cat Country! While the pair couldn’t be happier about their sweet cub, they are having trouble deciding on a name. We need your help!         If you could name our red panda cub, what would you choose?... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, August 28, 2015

Memphis Zoo Welcomes New Spot-nosed Guenons

The Memphis Zoo is pleased to announce the addition of three spot-nosed guenons (“GWEN-nons”). The guenons arrived from Metro Richmond Zoo in May.    Visitors will be able to see Jerry (four years old), Thimble (two years old) and Libby (two years old) on exhibit with the Zoo’s mona monkeys in Primate Canyon.    Spot-nosed guenons are native to the rain forests of West Africa and best known for their white nose spot.   The spot-nosed guenon’s species... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, August 24, 2015

Moving Day!

We are excited to announce the arrival of several new tortoises, located in lots near the Dragon's Lair. Check out the Facebook status below to see behind-the-scenes photos of the BIG move!  Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Saturday, August 15, 2015

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