Founded in 1906, the Memphis Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the United States in Overton Park, Memphis, Tennessee. Over the years, the zoo has evolved from its modest beginnings to become a nationally recognized home to over 3,500 animals representing more than 500 species. With a rich history of over a century, the zoo has been a cherished destination for both locals and tourists alike.
Spanning 70 acres, the Memphis Zoo offers guests a captivating journey through many diverse habitats. From the majestic giants of Africa to the delicate butterflies in the butterfly garden, visitors are treated to various encounters with wildlife worldwide. The zoo features a variety of attractions, including animal shows, keeper chats, and interactive exhibits, ensuring an engaging and informative experience for people of all ages.
The Memphis Zoo is deeply committed to conservation both locally and globally. As part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the zoo participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) to maintain genetic diversity and ensure the survival of endangered species. The zoo also supports field conservation projects and educational initiatives to promote wildlife preservation and raise public awareness about the importance of biodiversity.
Zoo Size:76 acres
Number of Species on Display:500+
Number of Animals:3,500+
Key Exhibits:African Veldt || Animals of the Night || Aquarium || Cat Country || China || Dragons Lair