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Meet Raj and Helen!

Memphis Zoo is thrilled to announce the addition of two bat-eared foxes to our Cat Country exhibit. Helen our female came from Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, IL. Raj our male bat-eared fox came to us from Oklahoma City Zoo. Raj has a dark face, while Helen’s face is lighter in color. She also has a little crook in her ear. Right now, the pair are most active in the morning and around midday. The two can be seen snuggling closely together. Guests may also see them digging and exploring... Read More
at Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A Unique Friendship

The next time you visit our Animals of the Night exhibit, you’ll find a unique friendship that is sure to melt your heart. Meet Ann and Bubbles. Ann is a mongoose lemur and Bubbles is an owl monkey. Mongoose lemurs are native to Madagascar and owl monkeys are native to South America. After Ann’s mate died and Bubbles had trouble getting along with her sister, Memphis  z ookeepers decided to  try the pair together, as p rimates... Read More
at Thursday, February 13, 2020

Memphis Zoo Announces Hiring Blitz

Memphis Zoological Society is excited to announce plans to add nearly 100 new team members. There are variety of open positions in zoo operations, culinary and retail. Part-time, full-time, seasonal work and internships are currently available.  Some positions also offer flexible scheduling. “Memphis Zoo is looking for passionate individuals who are customer-service oriented and dedicated to the Zoo’s mission: to create adventures and save wildlife,” said Memphis... Read More
at Friday, February 7, 2020

Memphis Zoo Welcomes Binturong

Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the addition of a binturong to our zoo family.  Poppy came to us from Nashville Zoo and is now an ambassador in our Interpretive Programs Department. Poppy makes a great ambassador animal not only because she’s cute and fun to interact with, but because she has a vital conservation message to share. In the wild, binturongs are classified as vulnerable, with populations declining more than 30% over the past 30 years. Deforestation due... Read More
at Monday, January 27, 2020

Memphis Zoo Adds Two Red Pandas to CHINA Exhibit

Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the addition of red pandas to the CHINA exhibit. These red pandas are a different subspecies than the pair exhibited in Cat Country and are known to be bigger and more vibrant in color. The two brothers, Xing and Itsuki, were born at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada in 2014.  Memphis Zoo visitors can see the twosome in a large yard next to the Francois Langurs.  Currently the pair is most active and visible in the morning. Red pandas, once... Read More
at Monday, January 13, 2020