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Things to Do at the Memphis Zoo: Painting 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. Hillary and David Butler We love any excuse to go on Memphis field trips and we were elated to spend some time at the Zoo! We headed out on the most perfect Wednesday afternoon, cameras and sketch pads in hand, ready to capture the animals at play. And they didn't disappoint! Every animal, it seemed,... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, August 1, 2014

Memphis Zoo Ranked as One of Top Five Zoos in Country

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis Zoo continues to rank among the top five zoos in the nation. In a Reader’s Choice contest by USA Today’s 10Best Contest, the Memphis Zoo was voted No. 4 in the list of the ten best zoos in the U.S.    Toledo Zoo received the No. 1 ranking, and the Memphis Zoo is happy to congratulate them on this recognition.    “What a great day for zoos all over the country,” said Abbey Dane, Memphis Zoo Director of Marketing and Communications. “We... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What is Enrichment?

ed. note: This article originally appeared in our bi-monthly Members magazine,  Exzooberance .  Build up. Sweeten. Jazz up. These are just a few synonyms of a word used a lot at the Memphis Zoo. When it comes to the animals in our care, we strive daily to supplement, better, augment and upgrade their quality of life. In another word, we do all we can to enrich .  Enrichment takes on many different forms depending on the animals' needs, but the common goal of all... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Summer Intern's Perspective

My name is Teirhnee Taylor and I am one of the first members in the Zoo Explorers Program. This particular program lasts six weeks, and during your internship you will learn valuable information. This program allows you to get full insight as to how the zoo and its different sections operate. Working at the zoo is not all fun and games it takes actual hard work. It also teaches you how to be responsible, how to take initiative, how to manage your time wisely and how to interact well with... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Education Blog: The Monarch Institute

As part of our goal of bringing the best information to our students, our Education department regularly attends outside conferences to further their knowledge. One recent trip was tot he Monarch Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota. Leslie Dobbs and Laura Snook, both Education Specialists at the Memphis Zoo, traveled to the institute July 23-26. Here, they share their day-by-day happenings with us.    Day 1: Learning the Monarch Life Cycle After arriving in Minnesota the... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Thursday, August 16, 2012

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