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Encyclopedia > Memphis Zoo
Memphis Zoo
Date opened 1906
Location Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Land area 70 acres (0.28 km²)
# of Animals 3,500
# of Species 500
Accreditations/
Memberships
AZA
Website

The Memphis Zoo is a zoo located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species. The Zoo was founded in 1906 and resides on 70 acres (283,000 m²) in the middle of Overton Park. 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (formerly the American Zoo and Aquarium Association), or AZA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. ... Giraffes in Sydneys Taronga Zoo A zoological garden, zoological park, or zoo is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures and displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ...


The Memphis Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (formerly the American Zoo and Aquarium Association), or AZA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. ...


The zoo hosts state-of-the art exhibits that mimic the animals' natural habitats, such as Once Upon A Farm, Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Dragon's Lair, Animals of the Night, Northwest Passage and CHINA. The last one is home to 2 giant pandas, Ya Ya and Le Le. Habitat (which is Latin for it inhabits) is the place where a particular species live and grow. ... Panda Bear redirects here. ...


Exhibits

  • CHINA
  • Cat Country
  • Northwest Passage

Notes

  • On September 18, 1998, two plaques were dedicated in memory of musician Jeff Buckley in the Memphis Zoo's Sumatran tiger exhibit. His mother has chosen that spot because of his great love of the Memphis Zoo and the tigers in particular. Jeff frequently visited the Zoo, had plans to become a volunteer in 1997 and, according to his mother, never left the Zoo without visiting the Butterflies: In Living Color exhibit.
  • On May 23, 2007, the Memphis Zoo's female panda Ya Ya was discovered to be pregnant after undergoing an ultrasound.
  • On June 13, 2007, the Memphis Zoo's female panda, Ya Ya, was discovered to have had a miscarriage after undergoing a followup ultrasound.

September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Jeff Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), born Jeffrey Scott Buckley and raised as Scotty Moorhead,[1] was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Trinomial name Panthera tigris sumatrae Pocock, 1929 Distribution map The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Superfamilies and families Superfamily Hedyloidea: Hedylidae Superfamily Hesperioidea: Hesperiidae Superfamily Papilionoidea: Papilionidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Lycaenidae Riodinidae A butterfly is an insect of the order Lepidoptera. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

External links

  • http://www.memphiszoo.org

  Results from FactBites:
 
Memphis Zoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (301 words)
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.
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Memphis, Tennessee (1615 words)
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.
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