Memphis Zoo

My company had a night at the zoo last Friday for employees and families! My mom came with me, and we had a great time. It’s always amazing to be reminded how far our zoo has come from what it was like when I was growing up. The lions and tigers were confined to a small, sad brick building, and the rest of the zoo wasn’t much better. Since then, almost every area has been expanded and naturalized (for lack of a better word). The poor hippos are the only animals still waiting their turn, but a new area is in development and hopefully it won’t take too long.

Memphis Zoo 9/16/11
Memphis Zoo 9/16/11

Memphis Zoo 9/16/11

Memphis Zoo 9/16/11

In the China section of the zoo, some monkeys are now grouped together with a bunch of otters. It was the best show in town – we stood there watching for about half an hour! The otters are so adorable. They go everywhere in a pack.

Memphis Zoo 9/16/11

Memphis Zoo 9/16/11

This was my first visit to Teton Trek, a new area for grizzly bears, wolves, and elk. It’s huge. I would even venture to call it breathtaking.

Memphis Zoo 9/16/11

Memphis Zoo 9/16/11
Memphis Zoo 9/16/11

Zoo admission is free on Tuesday afternoons. Maybe I’ll sneak out of work early one day and see the animals I missed this time, like the giraffes and rhinos.

About Brenda W.

Christian. Memphian. Reader. Writer. True blue Tiger fan. Lover of shoes, the ocean, adventure, and McAlister’s iced tea.

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3 Responses to Memphis Zoo

  1. bluiis says:

    I love the zoo! We went with the girls last year with a library pass so it’d be cheaper. I think it’s great they’ve made the habitats for nature-like. :)

  2. R says:

    Oh yes! Take lots of giraffe pictures … my fave!!

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