Memphis Zoo in United States

Memphis Zoo
Local nameMemphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Overton Park Zoo
OwnerCity of Memphis
Size55 acres (22 ha)
Opened for public1906
Number of species500
Number of animals3500
Address2000 Prentiss Pl
Zip-codeTN 38112
CountryUnited States

Directors, , United States
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Memphis Zoo, located at 2000 Prentiss Pl, in Memphis, in United States, opened for public in 1906.

At Memphis Zoo lives 4 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)

  1. Asali born 1985-08-29
  2. ,
  3. Bambi born 1975
  4. ,
  5. Daisy born 1975
  6. ,
  7. Gina born 1983
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The Memphis Zoo, opened in April 1906 and located in Midtown, Memphis, Tennessee, United States, is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species. Created in April 1906, the zoo has been a major tenant of Overton Park for more than 100 years. The land currently designated to the Memphis Zoo was defined by the Overton Park master plan in 1888, it is owned by the City of Memphis.

2020-09-08: Zoo officials say Tyranza, or Ty as she was affectionately called, died Friday after a dramatic decline in her health. At 56, Tyranza was the oldest African elephant in North America. She set the record for longest-lived African elephant in north America as well.

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Koehl, Dan (2020). Memphis Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2020-09-08North america’s oldest elephant dies after dramatic decline in health - Elephant News

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