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A Trip To Cat Country

A Trip to Cat Country   Getting ready for a visit to the Memphis Zoo? If your crew is fascinated by the massive creatures that could be kin to your family pet, Cat Country is a good place to start your journey. Here’s a little taste of what you can expect! African lions African lions are known for their exceptional roar that can be heard from up to five miles away—whoa! The Zoo is home to a mini-pride made up of two sisters, “Akeelah” and... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, February 27, 2017

The Memphis Zoo and the American Heart Association Spotlight Heart Disease in Great Apes and U.S. Women

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Memphis Zoo is partnering with the American Heart Association to “Go Red” the first week of February. Visitors will notice red lights illuminating each of the animal statues on the Zoo’s entry plaza.   Heart health is important for humans and animals alike. As part of the yearly check ups of the great ape species exhibited at the Memphis Zoo, trained veterinarian staff performs a complete cardiac workup on four western lowland gorillas, three... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Le Le Predicts the Super Bowl Winner!

Update: Le Le chose the Atlanta Falcons to win.  Le Le Predicts the Super Bowl Winner! Who:                Memphis Zoo What:               Le Le (the male giant panda) predicts the Super Bowl winner When:              Thursday, February 2, 2017  at 10 a.m.  Where:... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We are Family

We are Family Zimm and friends now on exhibit   Many exciting things are happening inside our gates, but the one we’re most excited about is our infamous Sulawesi crested black macaque, Zimm, being back on exhibit with the addition of six of her kind in CHINA. “Sandy,” “Lyla,” “Cedric,” “Lindberg,” “Marie” and “Stella” – many of whom share the same ancestry – recently came to Memphis... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, December 12, 2016

Francois Langur Born at the Memphis Zoo

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Memphis Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a Francois langur. “Rook,” a baby girl, was born October 16 to parents “Jean Grey” and “Jay Jay.” This is the second Francois langur born within a year .  “The Memphis Zoo has a long history of supporting the Francois langur population and we’re thrilled that this relatively new family continues to thrive,” said Courtney Janney, curator.  “It’s... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, November 16, 2016