The Memphis Zoo is in Memphis Tennessee and the zoo boasts more than 500 species of animals and around 3500 animals total housed in the zoo. The zoo was started in 1906, and is located in Overton Park. The zoo sits on 76 acres of land and was ranked the number one zoo in the United States by TripAdvisor.com. You can often find Memphis Zoo coupons online to save money.
The zoo attempts to set their exhibits so that they closely resemble the natural habitat of the animal and they are named so that visitors can easily figure out which is which. Some of the exhibits include Once Upon A Far, Cat Country, Dragon's Lair, Teton Trek, Northwest Passage, Aquarium and Herpetarium. In the right season, you can take trams to see all of the exhibits.
The Teton Trek features a replica of Old Faithful, and features some of the animals that you would find there such as Gray Wolves, Elk, Grizzly Bears and Sandhill Cranes. The Northwest Passage includes the zoo's Polar Bears, and features an area where you can take a look at the bears underwater. Also, you'll see Black Bears, Bald Eagles and White necked Ravens in the Northwest Passage.
The African Veldt, Denizens of the Deep South and World of Waterfowl sections include Zebras and Bongos as well as the Gazelle and White Rhino with your Memphis Zoo coupons. The Denizens Exhibit features the American Alligator, and Chilean Flamingos are one of the attractions of the World of Waterfowl exhibit, which allows park visitors to travel through a wetland via two bridges.
New in 2009 is the Birds and the Bees exhibit, that allows viewing into honey bee hives and learn how they work. After you are done looking inside the beehive you can travel to the outdoor aviary where you can look at the hundreds of budgies that live there and feed them using seeds that are attached to sticks specifically for feeding.
In the China area of the zoo, the Asian Small clawed otter can be viewed as well as Pere David's Deer and the white cheeked gibbon as well as many birds. The primate canyon features orangutans, gibbons, the Colobus and the Savanna Baboon. Cat Country is three acres features lions, cheetahs, leopards and meerkats as well as a lynx and a capybara.
The Memphis Zoo is open from 9am to 4pm October through February, and 9am to 5pm March through October. However, the grounds are open for a full hour after admitting the last group through. Also the zoo is closed on some holidays, but is open the rest of the year. The Memphis Zoo is closed only on Christmas Day, Christmas Eve and Thanksgiving Day.
Getting Memphis Zoo Coupons can help you to offset the cost of attending the zoo, and they can be found in several different locations. The regular prices for adults 12 to 59 is $15, with children 2 to 11 $10 and under two free. Seniors get in for $14 and parking is $5. Sites such as zoocoupons.com can offer discounts at certain times of the year, for kids, or for buying online.