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Dec. 1, 2022
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Entrance/Exit
  • 9:00 AM Gates Open
  • 5:00 PM Last Entry
  • 5:30 PM Gates Close
African Veldt
  • 10:00 AM Giraffe Feeding Adventure (Seasonal, March-October)
  • 1:30 PM Giraffe Keeper Chat
  • 2:00 PM Rhino Keeper Chat
  • 2:30 PM Elephant Feeding & Chat
Animals of the Night
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Aquarium
  • 3:00 PM Aquarium Keeper Chat
Cat Country
  • 1:30 PM Cat Country Chat
China
  • 11:00 AM Panda Keeper Chat
Dragon's Lair
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Herpetarium
  • 10:00 AM Reptile Chat
Northwest Passage
  • 11:00 AM Sea Lion Show
  • 2:00 PM Polar Bear Chat
  • 3:00 PM Sea Lion Show
Once Upon a Farm
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Pelican Pool
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Penguin Rock
  • 3:00 PM Penguin Feeding
Primate Canyon
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Teton Trek
  • 1:00 PM Bear feeding
Tropical Bird House
  • 2:00 PM Tropical Bird Feeding
Zambezi River Hippo Camp
  • 10:30 AM Hippo Chat
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Remembering Akili

Remembering Akili

Memphis Zoo is heartbroken to announce the death of Akili, one of our female reticulated giraffes.  She passed away on August 25th. While under veterinary care, Akili's health rapidly declined over the course of a week. Her keepers tell us Akili's favorite snack was hay and her favorite enrichment was to paint on canvases. Akili was known to be the most skilled painter in the herd and was always excited to create a masterpiece. She was a sassy female and had a special bond with her keepers.  Akili was born at the Memphis Zoo in 2010 and had two calves in her time here: Bogey and Mashamba, who have left Memphis to join herds in other zoos.  Wendy and Maliki, who remain in our herd, are full sisters of Akili.  The Memphis Zoo will forever remember Akili and all the smiles she brought guests and her keepers.

Photo from Keeper Katherine Driscoll 

Photo from Keeper Katherine Driscoll 

Photo from Keeper Emily Marcus 

Photo from Keeper Emily Marcus