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Five Reasons You Want to Start Your Zoo Membership Today!

A membership to the Memphis Zoo not only helps us care for our animals every day, it also gives you and your family the experience of a lifetime! Join us in creating adventures for your family and saving wildlife for years to come! 1. Invitation to Exclusive, Members Only Events We have multiple events every year that are designated specially for members only. Members Night is held throughout the year and boasts fun activities the whole family can enjoy! Members also receive early... Read More
Posted by Jessica Faulk at Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Memphis Zoo and CAZG Release Joint Statement on Giant Panda Care

Joint statement on giant Panda Cooperation project between Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens and Memphis Zoo of USA Memphis Zoo and the Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens (CAZG) have been partners since before the pandas arrived in Memphis in 2003.   Both organizations collaborated in the design and planning of Memphis Zoo’s China Exhibit, including the giant panda habitat, and over the past 19 years have continued to work together to ensure the best care for... Read More
Posted by Jessica Faulk at Wednesday, April 6, 2022

A Safe Haven for Rescued Bald Eagles

The Memphis Zoo has rehabbed eagles since at least 1984 under the USFWS and TWRA Rehabilitation permits. Over the years at the Memphis Zoo, we have taken in over 50 Bald Eagles as well as other birds of prey. The Memphis Zoo plays a vital role in the rehabilitation and release of these rescued birds.       On December 30, 2021, a male bald eagle arrived at the Memphis Zoo animal hospital and diagnosed as being hit by a car. The eagle was rescued by TWRA officers in... Read More
Posted by Jessica Faulk at Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Bee a Pollinator!

What to do with pollinator seeds? Pollinator seeds (like the ones some received from the zoo today) are perineal wildflower seeds. The best way to plant these are by first clearing the area of growth, tilling up the soil, tossing the seeds in the cleared area, and then firmly press the area. Do not fully burry the seeds, just compress the seeds into the soil. Soon your pollinator plants will be sprouting and attracting all kinds of pollinators! What is a pollinator? ... Read More
Posted by Jessica Faulk at Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Dusky Gopher Frog Research Propels forward!

The dusky gopher frog program has been running for 20 years at the Memphis Zoo. Our research team works diligently to study and breed dusky gopher frogs at the zoo. They work with a team that oversees the wild population in south Mississippi to determine the best times to release tadpoles and froglets into the wild to begin developing and expand the wild population. The gopher frogs at the Memphis Zoo begin laying eggs in March and develop into froglets by June. Our teams go down to the... Read More
Posted by Jessica Faulk at Wednesday, March 23, 2022