To build and sustain a world-class zoo for the City of Memphis and its greater metropolitan population.
Connecting people with wildlife.
The Memphis Zoo preserves 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.
•A clean, well-groomed Zoo
•Care & management of our animal collection
•Creating a sense of wonder
•Entertaining & enriching our animals, guests and staff in a manner that never compromises or diminishes our mission or our collection
•Friendly, courteous interaction with our guests and each other
•Growth & development of our staff
•Ideas & opinions
•Neat personal appearance
•Our horticultural collection & its presentation
•Our partnership with the city government through the Division of Park Services
•Our partnership with the private sector
•Recognizing good performance & contributions to our mission
•Sound business management