Memphis Zoo striving to create more humane, educational atmosphere with 20-year plan

The elephant exhibit at the Memphis Zoo has not been modernized like others that more closely resemble the animal
The elephant exhibit at the Memphis Zoo has not been modernized like others that more closely resemble the animal's natural habitat.

2008-04-20 - Memphis, United States , Cindy Wolff

Past the towering, white animal sculptures, beyond the totems and the serene sound of water spilling into itself, just there on the left at the Memphis Zoo, Fred sprawls in the grass, sound asleep as the sun warms his golden fur. The 325-pound African lion, who turns 18 in July, is uninterested in the record number of visitors that entered his fiefdom last year. Gone are the concrete cages and metal bars where big cats spent years pacing in the Carnivora building, bored and touching nothing natu...

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