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  Memphis Zoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Zoo was founded in 1906 and resides on 70 acres (283,000 m²) in the middle of Overton Park.
The Memphis Zoo is an accredited member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.
On September 18, 1998, two plaques were dedicated in memory of musician Jeff Buckley in the Memphis Zoo's Sumatran tiger exhibit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Memphis_Zoo   (301 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis is on the Lower Chickasaw Bluff above the Mississippi River, at the mouth of the Wolf River.
The Memphis metopolitan area encompasses the counties of Fayette, Tipton, and Shelby in Tennessee, DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, Tunica in Mississippi, and Crittenden in Arkansas.
Carnival Memphis (formerly known as the Memphis Cotton Carnival), is a series of parties and festivities staged every year by the Carnival Memphis Association and its member krewes (similar to that of Mardi Gras) during the early summer.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Memphis,_Tennessee   (1615 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Memphis Zoo at Epinions.com
The Memphis Zoo is one of the best destinations for children of all ages.
Memphis is a big city, but it is surrounded by many rural cities in Arkansas and Mississippi and is a hub for many families.
When compared to the Asheboro Zoo, which is vast and sprawling, I have to say I prefer the Memphis Zoo.
www.epinions.com /content_123639402116   (985 words)

 Archived conservation news articles on Memphis Zoo
The Memphis Zoo was sixth at 784,317 and Graceland was eighth at 581,804.
MEMPHIS - Gumbo the turtle may be mistaken for a big rock by some, but he's drawing a steady stream of visitors to the Memphis Zoo's new exhibit on regional...
Memphis is known for many of its assets, from the National Civil Rights Museum and Graceland to FedEx and the Grizzlies, from Beale Street and the Memphis Zoo...
conservation.mongabay.com /files/Memphis_Zoo.htm   (2158 words)

 Memphis Zoo
Mick, a male jaguar who came to Wichita from the Memphis Zoo in February, apparently attacked and broke the neck of Sula, a longtime zoo resident, on Thursday...
Chandler was a colorful mayor who enjoyed the city's nightlife, had a baby hippo at the Memphis Zoo named for him and traded jobs with a radio DJ on April...
Bamboo is raised at Agricenter for the pandas, Le Le and Ya Ya, at the Memphis Zoo.
conservation.mongabay.com /Memphis_Zoo.htm   (502 words)

 MEMPHIS :: Press Releases
The Memphis Zoo is a non-profit organization (501c3) dedicated to wildlife conservation and education.
The Memphis Zoo has completed over $50 million in renovation and expansion since the early 1990s, making it one of the finest zoological parks in the nation.
Memphis Zoo, Ya Ya and Le Le are trademarks of the Memphis Zoo.
www.memphistravel.com /press_zooprice.asp   (394 words)

 Charity Navigator Rating - Memphis Zoo
The Memphis Zoo, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species.
The Zoo was founded in 1906 and resides on 70 acres in the middle of Overton Park.
The Memphis Zoo has completed over $77 million in renovation and expansion since the early 1990s, making it one of the finest zoological parks in the nation.
www.charitynavigator.org /index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/4075/print/1.htm   (168 words)

 Memphis Zoo welcomes 2 pandas - News
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Two giant pandas making their first public appearance at the Memphis Zoo attracted hundreds of visitors who lined up to coo at the pair or otherwise jostled for the best camera angles to photograph them.
Zoo officials, with the help of Jim Sasser, a former Tennessee senator and U.S. ambassador to China, worked for four years with their Chinese counterparts to arrange the loan, which makes Memphis only the fourth U.S. city - along with Washington, D.C., San Diego and Atlanta - with pandas on long-term display.
Generally, the Memphis Zoo runs neck and neck with Graceland, Presley's former residence, as the city's busiest tourist attraction.
www.dailytexanonline.com /media/paper410/news/2003/04/28/News/Memphis.Zoo.Welcomes.2.Pandas-494460.shtml   (432 words)

 MNB News Releases: Memphis Zoo Updates Displays, Adds New Exhibits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The zoo's last pair of polar bears died in 1999 and were not replaced.
Zoo officials hope to secure a polar bear cub from another zoo this year for the exhibit.
The zoo's other bears - three grizzlies - were shipped out in December to make way for the demolition of the moats in the old bear exhibit.
www.memphisnewsbureau.org /newsroom/000076.html   (498 words)

 At Memphis Zoo, Scientists Ponder Panda Chow
Summary Memphis Zoo visitors this week are hoping to grab a peek at the multi-million-dollar panda pair that are the zoo's newest residents.
Memphis Zoo visitors are booking tickets and lining up this week to grab a peek at Le Le and Ya Ya, the newest residents of the zoo's new U.S. $16 million-dollar exhibit.
New projects linked with the Memphis Zoo and field study areas in China's Qinling Mountains are focusing primarily on bamboo—the panda's low energy, yet dependable, food source.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2003/04/0430_030430_pandaresearch.html   (1140 words)

 Business Wire: Memphis Zoo To Welcome Orphaned Cougar Kittens; FedEx Express to Transport Washington Wild Cats to ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Staff from the Memphis Zoo will take delivery of three cougar kittens Thursday from the State of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
When the cougars arrive in Memphis, they will be transported directly to the Memphis Zoo where they will enter a 30-day quarantine at the Zoo's state-of-the-art animal hospital.
Kristi Newland, curator of mammals for the Memphis Zoo, Gail Karr, assistant curator of mammals for the Memphis Zoo, and Lisa Daniel, FedEx Community Relations, will be available Thursday, October 14 at 2 p.m.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2004_Oct_13/ai_n6235300   (812 words)

 Conservation news for Memphis Zoo
Unfortunately, the two giant pandas at the Memphis Zoo are a bit too particular to settle for that old Memphis standard.
He is active in downtown Memphis development and helped bring a pair of giant pandas from China to the Memphis Zoo.
Schledwitz is a Memphis native, where he serves as a member of the Memphis Zoo Board, a member of the Shelby County Tennessee Bar Association and as a...
conservation.mongabay.com /2005/feb/Memphis_Zoo.htm   (400 words)

 The Memphis zoo
In 1906 the Memphis Park Commission formed The Memphis Zoo to permanently house these adorable animals that Memphis residents were coming to love.
The Memphis Zoo is not an attraction for just the young children.
The Memphis Zoo is tastefully constructed with the enjoyment of both its patrons and inhabitants in mind.
ks.essortment.com /memphiszoo_ozp.htm   (484 words)

 WREG-TV Memphis - Home
Memphis police say there is one sure way to help them get your property back.
Memphis - Local law enforcement agencies are letting fugitives on the run know they will be caught.
When the Memphis Zoo does something new, it does it first class and the $23 million Northwest Passage exhibit won't let you down.
www.wreg.com   (536 words)

 Sumatran Tigers at Memphis Zoo - Tigers in the Mist
The Memphis Zoo has a pair of pretty and active Sumatran Tigers.
Memphis Zoo has the pair of Sumatran tigers in the photos below.
The Memphis tiger exhibit has: 2 waterfalls, one large and one small, a couple of logs, big rocks, a rock looking wall, and an area that looks like ruins from an ancient city, a big water pool that the Sumatran tiger love playing in.
www.spfdbus.com /JessZoo/tiger/memphis   (803 words)

 Rhodes: Rhodes Faculty Add to Memphis Zoo's Pandamonium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
With fewer than 1,000 giant pandas in the wild and another 140 in zoos or breeding centers, it’s a small wonder that they are the international symbol for animal conservation.
Nine pandas, all on loan from China, live in four U.S. oos: two in Memphis; two in the National Zoo in Washington, DC; three in San Diego, which includes a baby born in captivity that will be returned to China; and two in Atlanta.
The Memphis Zoo’s pandas are perhaps the “last pair of pandas for a long, long time,”according to James Sasser, former U.S. senator from Tennessee and former ambassador to China, who is widely credited with bringing the pandas to Memphis.
www.rhodes.edu /NewsCenter/RhodesMagazine/Summer2003/Pandamonium.cfm   (414 words)

 Apartments Near Memphis Zoo Apartment, Apartments Near Memphis Zoo Apartment for Rent
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www.aptselector.com /tn/apartmentsnearmemphiszoo.html   (375 words)

 Memphis Zoo - Memphis, TN, 38112 - Citysearch
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.
A somewhat unusual feature of the zoo is its aquarium.
For generations, going to the zoo, with parents, grandparents, or you class from school has always been a delight!
www.citysearch.com /profile/9451859   (321 words)

 Lean Left » The Memphis Zoo Boo
Saturday night we took the kids to the Memphis Zoo Boo for the third time in the last four years.
The zoo was much better lighted, with almost none of the pitch back stretches that where present last year.
They closed off a larger section of the zoo, it seemed to me, so that the trick-or-treat stations and entertainment booths where much denser on the ground.
www.leanleft.com /archives/2005/10/24/4790   (346 words)

 Memphis Zoo Visitor's Guide - Memphis, Tennessee Zoo
At the Memphis Zoo you can venture into the world of over 3,000 animal residents, as well as keeper chats, animal shows, Memphis Zoo shop, Discovery Center and rides.
Visit the new CHINA exhibit at the Memphis Zoo where you can see Ya Ya and Le Le, the two giant pandas, and many other animals native to Asia.
Opening March 2006 at the Memphis, Tennessee Zoo will be the Northwest Passage exhibit.
www.memphistravel.com /memphis_zoo.asp   (315 words)

 Memphis Zoo & Aquarium | Museum/Attraction Review | Memphis | Frommers.com
Built to resemble an ancient Egyptian temple, the zoo's entry is covered with traditional and contemporary hieroglyphics.
Leading up to this grand entry is a wide pedestrian avenue flanked by statues of some of the animals that reside at the zoo.
The zoo has recently completed a $25-million renovation that has added a 5-acre, realistic primate habitat, an exhibit of nocturnal animals, and an extensive big-cat area with habitats that are both realistic and highly imaginative.
www.frommers.com /destinations/memphis/A23629.html   (297 words)

 Memphis Mojo - Real News, Reviews and Views on Memphis Entertainment
Judging by this week’s weather, this may not be true -- and whomever uttered such a line obviously never lived in Memphis, and wasn't victim to its notoriously inconsistent precipitation.
The average price of gasoline in Memphis is at $2.18 a gallon.
Three years ago, when the U.S. invaded Iraq, Memphis gasoline was at $1.30 a gallon, marking an increase of about 68%.
www.memphismojo.com   (1196 words)

 Lewis Bamboo delivers to the Memphis Zoo.
In the Fall of 2001, we were happy to hear we had been chosen to supply the Memphis Zoo with bamboo divisions to plant for the new arrivals at their zoo.
All these divisions were planted to begin the bamboo groves that would some day feed the pandas.
After both were loaded and the trip was done, we were met by several truck loads of zoo
www.lewisbamboo.com /Memphiszoo.html   (254 words)

 Tennessee Vacation - Memphis Zoo
Giant pandas Ya Ya and Le Le at the Memphis Zoo, and more than 3,500 other animals in exhibits.
Disclaimer: The use of trade, firm, or corporation names in the publication (or pages) is for the information and convenience of the reader.
Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the Tennessee Tourism Department of any product or service to the exclusion of others that may be suitable.
www.tnvacation.com /vendors/memphis_zoo   (149 words)

 Eyewitness News Memphis - Memphis Zoo Animals Cool Off   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Memphis Zoo Curator, Matt Thompson, tells us, "Actually most of the animals that we have at the zoo deal with the heat better than we do.
For the pandas it's all about a climate controlled setting -- 70 degrees and an icy treat are just what the curator ordered.
Likewise for people keeping cool at the zoo is a necessity on a day like Saturday, "We have mister stations around the zoo where people can cool off.
www.myeyewitnessnews.com /news/local/story.aspx?content_id=4ED4F949-FC6F-4AB4-8487-8F97B6858E65   (263 words)

 Memphis - Memphis Zoo
information, a zoo history, membership information, animal photos and descriptions,...
A Memphis Florist, Flowers, Floral Arrangements and Gift Baskets...
Site has general information, a multimedia 360-degree tour of the zoo,...
www.bestmemphis.com /memphiszoo   (270 words)

 TravelHERO.com - MEMPHIS ZOO Hotels and Hotel Reservations
The Memphis Zoo in Memphis, Tennessee is situated on 70 acres and is considered one of the world’s first-class zoos, with 2,800 animals representing 400 species.
The zoo has over 50 endangered species in its collection and has been successful in saving from extinction both the Pere David deer and the Przewalski horse through captive breeding.
The Memphis Zoo is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
www.travelhero.com /destinations/park.cfm/parkname/MEMPHIS_ZOO   (1376 words)

 MCDR: Project Showcase: Memphis Panda Zoo Exhibit
To build the award-winning Memphis Zoo Panda Exhibit, MCDR had to complete work in an "impossible" timeframe.
MCDR also managed the constant change orders—like acquiring the roof tile from China.
With the right mix of attitude and expertise, MCDR helped the Memphis Zoo transform into a world-class attraction.
www.mcdr.com /proj_panda1.htm   (85 words)

 Canon Digital Photography Forums - Memphis Zoo Picture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A trip to the Memphis ZOO, Thought it was cute.
Thanks Howie, for the comment I just love taking pictures of animals I love their little faces.
HTML in messages is not allowed, plain website addresses are automatically made active by the board.
photography-on-the.net /forum/printthread.php?t=22291   (173 words)

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