Memphis Zoo

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  • Address: 2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN 38112, 38112, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9013336500
  • Fax: +1-9017259305
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries

This zoo is situated in the Midtown area of the city and is owned by the Memphis city. The original area of the park and zoo was the Overton Park and this zoo is just a part of it. The zoo boasts of around 3500 animals belonging to over 500 species. Some of the many parts of the zoo that were gradually added are the elephant park, aquarium, botanical garden, tropical bird shelters, monkey island, etc.

The exhibits of the zoo include:

  • Teton Trek: This is a replica of the Old Faithful Geyser of the Yellowstone National Park. The animals you will see here include grizzly bears, elk, gray wolves, trumpeter swans and sandhill cranes.
  • Northwest passage: This is where you will see the polar bears as well as many under water species. This part of the zoo also has a medium sized ampitheatre where sea lion shows are put up. This passage is also the home for the bald eagles and ravens of the zoo.
  • African Veldt: African elephants, giraffes, zebras, Grant’s gazelle, white rhinoceros, ostriches, African cranes, bontebok, oryx are the rare species seen in this part of the zoo.
  • Crocodile cove: As the name suggests this is the croc haven of the zoo with a variety of these. The most remarkable is the Nile Crocodiles.
  • World of Waterfowl: This part has 2 bridges that makes way along a beautiful wetland that is the spot for lovely Chilean flamingos.
  • Birds and Bees: This part boasts of a wide variety of migratory birds as well as honeybee hives.
  • China: This place has a fantastic list of Chinese attractions such as giant pandas, otters, David’s deer, gibbons, langurs, etc. There is also a Chinese pagoda tower here.
  • Primate Canyon- This place is home to species such as Gorillas, Sumatran orangutans and gibbons.
  • Cat country: This is a rare shelter for various species of cats from all over the world.
  • The other parts include shelters for hippos, dragons and reptiles, tropical birds, penguins, marine species, etc. 
  • The ponds, lakes and rocky falls make another pretty picture of the zoo.
  • There are various rare and exotic trees such as sweetgum, sycamore, tulips, oleander and many others.

  • The zoo authorities are planning to introduce river camping facilities very soon.
  • There is a bimonthly magazine of the zoo known as Exzoobrance.

  • $10 for 2- 11 years.
  • $14 for more than 59 years and $5 for parking.

  • Bus number 56 to University @ North Parkway

  • Cat house Cafe
  • Outpost Snack Station

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  • Memphis Zoo Address: 2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN 38112, 38112, United States
  • Memphis Zoo Contact Number: +1-9013336500
  • Memphis Zoo Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Memphis Zoo Price: 15 USD
  • Best time to visit Memphis Zoo(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Memphis Zoo: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 46.12% of people who visit Memphis include Memphis Zoo in their plan

  • 77.27% of people start their Memphis Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Memphis Zoo

Monday, Friday and Sunday

91.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Memphis Zoo

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  • A great experience for the whole family. Great parking facilities start your journey. The Zoo is well laid out with good mapping so one does not get lost. The animals look to be very well cared for. There is plenty of good vantage points to get good photos. The zoo is clean and well kept. A very pleasant experience for the whole family!

  • Great family spot. I like bringing my daughter on Tuesday afternoons when you can get in for free with a TN license 2 or after. You still have to pay for parking but it’s a great deal. Lots to keep kids of all ages entertained.

  • We were here for the Christmas lights event. It was a very beautiful time. The light themes were numerous and very nicely done. I do remember a visit to the regular zoo 4 years ago an we were very pleased with it.

  • My husband and I have been to zoos all over the country and this one was the best by far! Some of the best ones where the primates, the cockatoos, and the grizzly bears. They even have a bear sniffing area meaning the bears get to sniff us out! πŸ‘πŸ˜€ How funny is that.

  • This is a great zoo and has a solid breeding program. There are areas that need to be revamped. It just seems like people don't visit the zoo anymore. I have a season ticket pass and have for at least 5 years and I only visit Memphis. We need to see more people support zoos!

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