I'm also pleased to see that the zoo's overall design is one of the few places in the city that really reflects the Egyptian inspiration of its namesake. The entrance is a colorful display of hieroglyphics and obelisks, and the shops and displays directly within continue the theme. It's a nice reminder of Memphis's roots, something I feel like a lot of people that live in the area tend to forget, or have represented poorly (I'm looking at you Pyramid Arena, aka the "Tomb of Doom"). It's a very cool place and we had a blast.
Ultimately, it's all about the atmosphere and animals, so here's a few of my favorite pictures from the day. Enjoy!
Drop me a comment and let me know your favorite spots for people-watching, or just tell us which zoo animals you love the most.