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Creating a Backyard Sanctuary

ed. note: This article originally appeared in our bi-monthly Members magazine, Exzooberance .  When you visit the Memphis Zoo, you learn about exceptional creatures from all over the planet. But did you know that you have exceptional creatures right in your own backyard? These animals include birds , bats , butterflies and bees (referred to as the four Bs.) Our food chain is extremely diverse and complex, and is highly dependent on every active member. The four Bs play a larger... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, April 21, 2014

Breakfast With the Keepers: Interview with Polar Bear Keeper

The Memphis Zoo AAZK Chapter is hosting its first-ever " Breakfast with the Keepers " on April 26. The first breakfast event will focus on polar bears . The morning of this event, guests will enter the Zoo before it opens and travel down to Northwest Passage . Once they reach Northwest Passage, they will enjoy a catered breakfast and a special keeper chat where they will get a chance to speak one-on-one with a polar bear keeper.  One of the most unique parts of this event is that... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Saturday, April 19, 2014

A New Way to View Stingray Bay

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Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, April 18, 2014

The MAC Project 2014: And the Work Begins

Missed Blog 1? You can find it here .  Headed out this morning at 5am with high hopes – we caught 10 rufous fantails by 8am yesterday morning! Unfortunately the morning was cut short – squalls. Left at 5am only to drive into a gully-washer, then a steady rain.  Yesterday morning we actually had to bail early only because US troops were staging a military practice exercise on the runways near our sites (no ammunition!), so we were politely asked to vacate by 8:30am to avoid being... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The MAC Project 2014: They've Arrived!

ed. note: The Memphis Zoo is proud to support the conservation of rare native birds in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The Marianas Avifauna Conservation program is a partnership between biologists at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, CNMI division of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve a threatened population of Forest Birds endangered by an invasive species, the brown tree snake. For the past two years, Herb Roberts and Fields... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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