“Hippo capital of the world”
Our vision is to preserve wildlife through education, conservation and research. Aware that the zoo of tomorrow begins today, our staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a naturalistic and enriching sanctuary for our animals, and a clean, friendly, entertaining and educational experience for our guests. Together, we are building one of the world’s great zoos.
Great zoo. It's very large & has lots of animals & things to do. When it's hot the kids can play in the fountain & in the Tetons geyser.
This was a great zoo! Leopards and cheetahs, penguins and pandas, hippos and rhinos, so many animals I’ve never seen before. Great layout. Tons of shade. There were some indoor exhibits that were amazing — Komodo dragons; herpetarium (snakes, lizards, spiders, frogs, gators, crocs); tropical birds where you get to go inside the extra large cage with the birds; aquarium; & petting zoo with farm animals. We went in late October on a Friday late afternoon and were disappointed that the camel rides were closed ($5/ride). You could also touch and feed a stingray ($2 or $3) and ride a train ($?). Carousel was closed. The zoo wasn’t very busy at all, so we could take our time. It’s so big it took us 3 hours to see everything.
Great Zoo with so many extra experiences with the animals. It is laid out well and allows you many up close chances to see and even touch some of the animals.
Fantastic zoo with themes and smart layout. Easy to navigate and see what you want.
Pandas and an Egyptian theme? Yes, please. My favorite zoo in the country! I prefer Memphis over San Diego, the Detroit zoo is also in my top 3! I have been here probably about 6 times in the last 20ish years. Definitely a "must do" on any Memphis trip, with or without kids.
For how good this zoo is I would have expected to pay a lot more in entrance fees. We arrived at zoo opening on a Friday. Zoo was not busy at all. We had the panda exhibit to ourselves. We were able to see keepers feeding lots of the animals so they were all very active. This zoo really is laid out well. You are able to see everything with minimal doubling back. Free sea lion training show. Like most zoos there are additional add on experiences (camel rides, giraffe feeding, sting rays, carousal, train) but all of the actual exhibits were completely free including the aquarium and petting zoo. We ate lunch at the Cat Cafe. It was pricey but that's what you expect at a zoo. Food was fairly good though. They do have a splash pad and a giant wading pool for kids. So if you come in warm months bring a swimsuit, fast drying clothes or a change of clothes. Additional $5 to park but if you come early there is lots of free parking in the park around the zoo but you are going to have a further walk.
Larger than expected. Many exhibits were closed at this time. Still a great place to stretch your legs while driving to Texas.
This zoo is pretty great. Every zone has awesome animals (and a building with A/C if it's hot out). The tram is a godsend and my kids had an awesome time seeing the pandas and riding the camel.
Beautiful zoo with a great variety of sections to explore.
Amazing...wonderful...we really enjoyed this zoo!!! We will definitely be back!!!
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