Mission: The memphis zoological society is building one of the world's great zoos in memphis. 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.
Programs: Program service expenses were incurred in the accomplishment of the following objectives:to act as a manager of the memphis zoo. To work toward making the memphis zoo the major metropolitan zoo that the city of memphis needs and deserves. To engage in fundraising campaigns and programs to provide capital funds from the public and private sectors for the enlargements and improvement of the memphis zoo. To be primarily responsible for managing, marketing and promoting the memphis zoo and for raising funds from the private sector for use in activiites and the operation of the memphis zoo. To act as a steward for the funds raised in the private sector by the memphis zoological society and to assure the proper and efficient application of such funds for the operation and improvement of the memphis zoo. To support the educational, recreational and conservation programs and objectives of the memphis zoo. In partnership with the city of memphis and the city of memphis parks department, to engage in long range planning for the memphis zoo, especially towards adoption, implementation and completion of such master plan or plans as the city of memphis, the city of memphis parks department and the memphis zoological society may mutually approve.