Created in April 1906, the Memphis Zoo has been a major tenant of Overton Park for more than 100 years. The city-owned land currently designated to the Zoo was defined by the Overton Park master plan in 1988. The Zoo is set on 76 acres, of which approximately 43 acres are developed.
Giant Pandas in Memphis
Memphis Zoo has 2 giant pandas: Ya Ya & Le Le
Ya Ya & Le Le arrived in Memphis on April 7, 2003.
Former United States Ambassador in China, Jim Sasser, played an important role in this pandadeal.
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Xiu Hua (female) was born on June 25, 1985 at the Chapultepec Zoo.
Chapultepec Zoo loaned her to the Memphis Zoo from August 1 until September 6, 1987. She was on display at the gorilla exhibit.