Home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species, the Memphis Zoo and Aquarium is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with the entire family. Consistently ranked among the best zoos in the United States, the Memphis Zoo is well worth a visit because of the diversity of its animals and numerous attractions.
Come and visit Ya Ya and Le Le, two giant pandas who are among a select bunch that can be found in the United States (only four zoos have giant pandas). Head over to the Northwest Passage to see an underwater view of polar bears swimming. Or you can check out the African Veldt, home to elephants, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and other species native to Africa. No matter what animal you want to see, there's a good chance that the Memphis Zoo has it.
Located in central Memphis, the zoo is a short distance from most locations and very easy to access.