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Baby Boom Continues at Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – July 14, 2017 – Memphis Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of a baby reticulated giraffe at approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 12. The new addition, a male named “Wakati” by the keepers, was born on exhibit as his mom, Wendy, chose to remain outside through labor in the giraffe lot open area.  Wakati is Memphis Zoo’s second giraffe birth in three months. His parents are first-time mom Wendy and father, Niklas, who is also dad to... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, July 18, 2017

After 30-Year Hiatus, Galapagos Tortoises Return to Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – Memphis Zoo is once again home to Galapagos tortoises. The three brothers, who came to Memphis Zoo by way of Oklahoma City Zoo, are currently on exhibit in the tortoise yards across from the Dragon’s Lair and the Herpetarium.  “After a 30-year hiatus, Galapagos tortoises have returned to Memphis Zoo,” said Dr. Steve Reichling, area curator. “We’ve been without this iconic species until just recently, when these three young... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Record Breaking” François Langur Born at Memphis Zoo  

MEMPHIS, TENN. –      It’s a birth for the record books. “Ripley,” a male François langur, was born to mom, “Tanah,” and dad, “Jay Jay,” on April 12, 2017. All three members are currently on exhibit, along with sisters “Raven,” “Rook” and “Jean Grey.” Tanah is the oldest langur to give birth, according to the François langur Species Survival Plan (SSP), the leading... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, June 19, 2017

Two Warthogs Born at Memphis Zoo

It's a warty face that everyone can love. “Daphne,” a five-year-old female warthog gave birth to two piglets, “Abraham” and “Sarah” on Sunday, April 30. Mother and piglets are doing well, and are currently on exhibit. Daphne came to the Memphis Zoo in 2014. “Samson,” the father of the piglets, is the same age as Daphne. The boar, or male, arrived in 2016. This arrival of Abraham and Sarah is their first litter together. “At... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, June 5, 2017

First of its Kind Kickstarter Campaign Launched to Help Save Endangered African Penguins

First of its Kind Kickstarter Campaign Launched to Help Save Endangered African Penguins Memphis Zoo is proud to “Invest in the Nest” MEMPHIS, TENN. –      African penguin populations have been declining steadily for the past few decades. The Memphis Zoo, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, is joining with the AZA and other accredited aquariums and zoos to take action and help reverse this trend. Today, the Memphis... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, May 17, 2017