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Five flights and two days later… Tinian

By Fields Falcone, China Keeper   It is a long journey to my destination this year, the island of Tinian. MAC (Mariana Avifauna Conservation) Program participants from a dozen zoos have gathered once again for our annual efforts to spare the birds of Northern Mariana Islands the fate of those on Guam in decades past – vast extinction from the non-native, predatory brown tree snake. Memphis to Chicago to Honolulu to Guam to Saipan to Tinian over two days, most within a 24 hour period… A... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, June 22, 2015

African Penguin Writing Contest Winners

The Memphis Zoo would like to thank each person who participated  in our African Penguin Writing Contest.  Every story we received was both entertaining and informative.    Below are the names of the overall winners as well as two honorable mentions in each age division. The winner have already been notified. Congrats to all!  K-2 Nicholas T . – 2nd Woodland (Overall Winner) "Everyone Can Be A Hero" Once upon a time there was an African Penguin... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, May 19, 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

It's Contest Time!

It's contest time at the Memphis Zoo! We have two contests going on and we want you to participate! Birds, birds, birds Birds come in all shapes, sizes and colors. And we want to see yours! Send a drawing of the brightest, most fantasy-like bird you can dream up for the chance to win a prize from the Memphis Zoo. All entries must be received by Sunday, April 5. Send your drawing to: Memphis Zoo Attn: Marketing 2000 Prentiss Place Memphis, TN 38112 art by Jordan Whitfield ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Things to Do at the Memphis Zoo: Sketching Tutorial

This summer, we asked some of our favorite artists to some to the Memphis Zoo and create something. After their visits, we asked them to share their creations, as well as how they did it. Jeff Atnip There is nothing like drawing outside on site. It is always an adventure with the sights, sounds, and people. All of the senses are engaged. The Memphis Zoo is a wonderful place to sketch and practice your drawing skills. The animals are a treat for the artist with all of their... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, August 8, 2014

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