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Nick Harmeier Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer at Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN - Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the promotion of Nick Harmeier to Chief Marketing Officer. Nick previously served as the Zoo’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “In his short time here at Memphis Zoo, Nick has aggressively spearheaded several important initiatives: a website overhaul, launch of the Zoo’s first-ever digital marketing program and building a team eager to get the word out about all the amazing things that happen at the Zoo on a... Read More
Posted by Joseph Miner at Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Matt Thompson Promoted to Chief Zoological Officer at Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN - Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the promotion of Matt Thompson to Chief Zoological Officer. Matt previously served as the Zoo’s Director of Animal Programs. In this role, Matt oversees the Zoo’s very diverse animal collection consisting of more than 4,500 animals. He also oversees animal managers, conservation, research, education and veterinary departments. Matt’s position is critical to the Zoo’s success. He leads every decision in regard to... Read More
Posted by Joseph Miner at Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Memphis Zoo Conducts First-ever Reproductive Research on Toad Species

MEMPHIS, TENN - Memphis Zoo's Conservation and Research Department has conducted the very first study on reproduction technologies in the Rhaebo genus of toads. The study was performed on the smooth-sided toad (Rhaebo guttatus) , which is currently not considered vulnerable or endangered. However, of the thirteen species of toads in the Rhaebo genus, two are considered endangered : The Blue-spotted Toad  ( Rhaebo caeruleostictus )  and the Carchi Andes... Read More
Posted by Joseph Miner at Thursday, May 16, 2019

Memphis Zoo Working to Save Louisiana Pine Snakes from Extinction

MEMPHIS, TENN - A program started in 1984 is answering the question all zoologists ask, “Can we save a species from extinction?” Memphis Zoo scientists now know the answer. Yes, we can. When Louisiana pine snakes became critically endangered in the wild, our zoologists recognized a conservation program was needed and started the breeding program we have now. By 2010, Memphis Zoo had bred enough of these snakes to release some back into the wild. Since then, our team has... Read More
at Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Behind the Scenes at Memphis Zoo's Animal Hospital

MEMPHIS, TENN - Very few people get the chance to go behind the scenes at Memphis Zoo and see the thousands of gears that keep it ticking year-round. Fewer people ever step inside one of the Zoo’s most essential components: Its own onsite veterinary hospital. Staffed with senior veterinarian, Dr. Felicia Knightly and three technicians, the hospital is responsible for keeping the Zoo’s most precious assets—our animals—healthy and strong. Inside the hospital there is... Read More
at Monday, April 29, 2019