Memphis Zoo


Memphis Zoo, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is home to more than 4,500 animals representing more than 500 different species. Recently named as one of the top zoos in the country by TripAdvisor® and by USA Today, Memphis Zoo has completed over $118 million in renovations and expansion since the early 1990s. The Zoo’s animal inhabitants reside in one-of-a-kind exhibits, such as Zambezi River Hippo Camp, Teton Trek, and China - home to giant pandas YaYa and LeLe. Memphis Zoo was founded in 1906 and resides on 70 acres in the middle of Overton Park. It is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Misson Statement

Creating Adventures. Saving Wildlife.

Aware that the zoo of tomorrow begins today, our zoo staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a naturalistic and enriching sanctuary for our animals, and a friendly, entertaining and educational experience for our guests. The Memphis Zoo Education Team is committed to creating a pathway for audiences to build empathy for wildlife through learning and understanding the world around them.

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