Our vision is to preserve wildlife through education, conservation and research. Aware that the zoo of tomorrow begins today, our staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a naturalistic and enriching sanctuary for our animals, and a clean, friendly, entertaining and educational experience for our guests. Together, we are building one of the world’s great zoos.
Two of the most important avenues to accomplishing our mission are Education and Conservation. Each is its own distinct division within the Zoo dedicated to implementing our mission. The Memphis Zoo recognizes the importance of these two functions working closely together to create in our visitors a heightened appreciation for nature, increased scientific literacy, inspiring future generations of environmental stewards and being a positive force for change.
Through hands-on and interactive school classes and adult education programs, the Education department is able to spread awareness and knowledge on endangered species and efforts across the globe to preserve them.
Memphis Zoo's vision is to become an effective and internationally recognized leader in the field of conservation biology.
Memphis Zoo staff share the following common values: