Memphis Zoo Ranked as One of Top Zoos in Country
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Memphis Zoo Ranked as One of Top Zoos in Country

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis Zoo continues to rank among the top zoos in the nation. Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for almost 80 years, named the Memphis Zoo one of the Top 10 zoos in the country.   

"We are so proud to receive this national recognition from such a longtime, well-respected travel publication,” Angie Whitfield, Director of Marketing and Communications said.  “The Memphis Zoo is such a jewel in this city, and we are honored to be on this Top 10 list with some of the most prominent zoos in the country."   

Top 10 U.S. Zoos (According to Fodor’s Travel) 
• Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN                                       
• St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO
• Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL                                      
• Houston Zoo, Houston, TX
• Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, OH                                                    
• San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
• Zoo Miami, Miami, FL                                                      
• Denver Zoo, Denver, CO
• Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA                       
• Bronx Zoo, New York City, NY   

About Fodor’s Travel
The Fodor’s name has been synonymous with travel for almost 80 years. Our award-winning guidebooks, website, eBooks, and mobile apps provide today’s traveler with up-to-the-minute information to over 7,500 worldwide destinations. Our vast team of global correspondents offers highly curated, expert advice on how to travel smarter, from the best arts and culture offerings, to tips and strategies for an authentic and immersive experience, and the right hotels and restaurants for every taste and budget. Learn more at and join our engaged travel community on Facebook (, Twitter (@fodorstravel) and Instagram (@FodorsTravel). Fodor’s Travel is an imprint of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.   

About the Memphis Zoo
The Memphis Zoo, located in Memphis, Tenn., is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species. Recently named as one of the top zoos in the country by TripAdvisor® and by USA Today, the Memphis Zoo has completed over $93 million in renovation and expansion since the early 1990s. The Zoo's animal inhabitants reside in one-of-a-kind exhibitry, such as Once Upon A Farm, Commercial Appeal Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Animals of the Night, Northwest Passage, Teton Trek and CHINA - home to giant pandas YaYa and Le Le. The Zoo was founded in 1906 and resides on 70 acres in the middle of Overton Park. The Memphis Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Memphis Zoo, YaYa and Le Le are trademarks of the Memphis Zoo. 

Posted by Zoo Info at 3:42 PM