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Memphis Zoo, Memphis - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN 38112

Phone: +1-9013336500

Ticket Price: 15 USD

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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.

Memphis Zoo Information

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

Memphis Zoo Ticket Prices

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

How To reach Memphis Zoo by Public Transport

  • Bus number 56 to University @ North Parkway

Restaurants Near Memphis Zoo

  • Cat house Cafe
  • Outpost Snack Station

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  • I took my grandson for his first visit to the zoo. We had an amazing time! I was very impressed with the grounds. Everything was nice and clean. The restrooms were easy to find throughout the grounds. There were a lot of things for my toddler to do and see. The Memphis Zoo is a great place to spend the day!

  • We all enjoyed ourselves very much! My children were so excited throughout the entire tour. I will be back again soon b/c we did not gt to tour the entire zoo. I mostly like the fact that u can picnic inside! Family friendly and Admission price is very reasonable.

  • Great fun! Been going since I was a kid and it keeps getting better. If you need a good cool off head toward the polar bears. It's refreshing and right next to it is the seal show and the Grizzly bears. Best part of the zoo, is if you have a TN license you get in free on Tuesday starting around 2:30pm. So go and enjoy everything from Giraffes to Turtle to Red Pandas.

  • The architecture is cool but they're aren't as many exhibits or animals as you would think. Not very interactive and you have to pay a lot extra for things like a pretty small touch tank. Good to go once but i wouldn't go again.

  • This zoo never disappoints. The habitats are well thought out and the different themes make it even better. It was my first time feeding the stingrays and I HIGHLY recommend that. So much fun to play with them. Can't wait to go back!!

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