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Memphis Zoo - Giant Panda Exhibit

July 2008. Tiny and not exactly brimming over with enrichment opportunities. Nothing even close to the epic enclosures for pandas at the National Zoo.

Memphis Zoo - Giant Panda Exhibit
snowleopard, 27 Aug 2008
    • snowleopard
      July 2008. Tiny and not exactly brimming over with enrichment opportunities. Nothing even close to the epic enclosures for pandas at the National Zoo.
    • snowleopard
    • Blackduiker
      Blackduker

      Not much thought put into this exhibit for a species that costs a fortune to bring over from China.
    • snowleopard
      I've visted all 4 American zoos with giant pandas (San Diego, Atlanta, National and Memphis) and it is somewhat ironic that the zoo with the worst giant panda enclosure is the only zoo not to have at least one panda birth.:)
    • Blackduiker
      Blackduiker

      Possibly uninspired by their surroundings.;)
    • PAT
      Which of those four zoos impose a silence rule around the panda exhibits? I know San Diego does but could this be a factor.
    • snowleopard
      @PAT: San Diego is the only one of the 4 zoos that imposes a silence rule, complete with volunteers/workers standing guard and "shushing" loud visitors. The best exhibits for giant pandas are without a doubt the massive, lush yards at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
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