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Memphis Zoo

Memphis
The Memphis Zoo spans 70 acres and is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species.
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Address: 
2000 Prentiss Pl.
Memphis, TN 38112
Contact Email: 
info@memphiszoo.org
Phone: 
901-333-6500

What’s black and white and cute all over? Giant pandas Ya Ya and Le Le at the Memphis Zoo! The Memphis Zoo, located in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee, is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species. Created in April 1906, the zoo has been a major tenant of Overton Park for more than 100 years. The land currently designated to the Memphis Zoo was defined by the Overton Park master plan in 1988, it is owned by the City of Memphis. In 2008, the Memphis Zoo was ranked “#1 Zoo in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor.com. The ranking was based on visitor opinions. Since the early 1990s, the Memphis Zoo has invested over $77 million for renovation and expansion. The zoo’s animal inhabitants reside in three zones with 19 exhibits, such as Teton Trek, Northwest Passage and China. The Memphis Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).


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