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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

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

Meet a Keeper: Fields Falcone

 How long have you worked at the Memphis Zoo?    4.5 years (3 in Research, 1.5 in Animal Programs as a CHINA Keeper)   What is your educational background?    BS and MS in Biology, forest/avian ecology Master’s thesis    What interested you to pursue your current career path?    After a decade in conservation research, I decided I wanted to spend my day-to-day life involved in husbandry rather than data collection and... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Thursday, July 24, 2014

Meet a Keeper: Thomas Reid

How long have you worked at the Memphis Zoo? I have been working at the Memphis Zoo two years.   What is your educational background? I have a Bachelors of Science in Biology with minor in Anthropology from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.    What interested you to pursue your current career path? I have always wanted to work with animals. After wanting to be a marine biologist in the 6th grade then coming to the realization that I probably should learn... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Thursday, July 24, 2014

Meet a Keeper: Sandi Shoemaker

How long have you worked at the Memphis Zoo? 14 years     What is your educational background? Bachelor of Science at Oklahoma Christian University      What interested you to pursue your current career path? As a child, I used to watch Joan Embery bring baby animals on The Tonight Show . I just assumed she lived with all of those animals and wanted to be her.         Briefly describe what your typical... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, July 23, 2014