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2000 Prentiss Place-Overton Park, Memphis, TN | Directions 3811235.147495 -89.987212
Monday To Sunday From 09:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Evergreen Historic District Association, Midtown, Central
An avenue of stone animals stand guard near the hieroglyphic-covered entryway. Inside, visitors are treated to 70 acres of wildlife. – Facts
Large stone animals greet visitors at the entrance to the Memphis Zoo--that's just a glimpse of what the 70 acres beyond hold in store. Inside, flower-lined paved walkways wind past shade trees. The exhibits are landscaped to mimic the animals' natural habitats. You won't find any bars at this world-class zoo.
Cat Country has jaguars, leopards and tigers. Want to meet the king of the cobras or monkey around in Primate Canyon? A seasonal butterfly house shows off 40 species of the winged beauties while Once Upon a Farm displays the animals and buildings you'd find on a 19th-century farm. Visit Dragon's Lair and discover they're not just creatures of lore. A somewhat unusual feature of the zoo is its aquarium. This underwater world features seahorses, catfish and tropical fish.
Perfect for Families – For generations, going to the zoo, with parents, grandparents, or you class from school has always been a delight!
Getting better every year – The Memphis Zoo offers family entertainment and a full day of enjoyment. It is a relatively inexpensive way to learn and teach our children about animals from all over the world. There are many opportunities throughout the year to see unique and unusual creatures as well as the "common" animals we come to expect to view at any zoo. Memphis' Zoo shed new light and charm on specific species with their Cat Country & Primate Canyon natural habitats, the Barnyard, Herpetarium, Aquarium, and now the Panda exhibit. Bravo!
my favorite place in the city – The zoo is my favorite place in Memphis. There is always something new to discover. The way the children look when they see their favorite exhibit is the best. When their eyes light up and you know that moment is the highlight of their day.
Hot and Wild Creatures – Nice layout .....plenty of room for the anamils and they keep adding more for you to see .....great for families
The Zoo is not just for the kiddies! – The Memphis Zoo is definitely not just for the kiddies anymore. Starting in the early 90's, the Zoo has opened new and innovative exhibits focusing on education and preservation of different areas of the animal kingdom. From Cat Country to Primate Canyon to On the Farm to the Zoo's newest exhibit CHINA, each exhibit uses natural environments to showcase each animal. In the Zoo's CHINA exhibit, there is even a space for two giant pandas (the arrangement is still being worked out but they should arrive by the end of 2002). The Zoo is not only a great tourist attraction but also a great place for Memphians to visit and enjoy. Definitely a 10!
i like the memphis zoo but – i was not aware the giraffes were able to live on gravel.they had 3 living in a gravel pit.thats a problem .i liked it though.cat country was cool and the new panda exhibit building looked awesome .but outside those to things it wasnt too great.i had fun though
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