Memphis Zoo is going red for American Heart Month. The Zoo is teaming up with American Heart Association to spread awareness about heart health. Starting February 1st, visitors will notice red lights illuminating each of the animal statues on the Zoo’s entry plaza. Zoo guests will also learn some amazing human and animal heart facts during their visit inside.
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease claims the lives of 1 in 3 women and nearly 80% percent of cardiac events can be prevented.
Our membership team is also going red, by offering a special promotion. All new members will receive a commemorative Go Red for Women pin during the month of February. The pin is our way to raise awareness of the risk of heart disease and learn how to make healthy changes. For more information, please visit memphiszoo.org or our membership booths at the Zoo’s front gate.
National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 5th. To thank you for your support, the Zoo will give the first 500 guests wearing red a Go Red For Women pin.
ABOUT MEMPHIS ZOO
Memphis Zoo, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 500 different species. Recently named as one of the top zoos in the country by TripAdvisor® and by USA Today, Memphis Zoo has completed over $118 million in renovations and expansion since the early 1990s. The Zoo’s animal inhabitants reside in one-of-a-kind exhibits, such as Once Upon A Farm, The Commercial Appeal Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Animals of the Night, Northwest Passage, Teton Trek, CHINA - home to giant pandas YaYa and LeLe, and the Zambezi River Hippo Camp. Memphis Zoo was founded in 1906 and resides on 70 acres in the middle of Overton Park. It is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
ABOUT AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
The AHA has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites our more than 40 million volunteers and supporters as well as our more than 2,800 employees. The American Heart Association was found in 1924 by six cardiologists and for nearly 100 years they have been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. To learn more, visit heart.org.