Did You Know: Stingrays at the Memphis Zoo

Dec 19, 2012 5:40:35 AM Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals

The Memphis Zoo, home to more than 3,500 animals, continues to renovate and expand, surprising and amazing all who visit. After researching the Zoo's history, we learned that more than $77 million, since the early 1990s, has been put into transforming the 70 acres of exhibits into nothing short of an incredibly unique experience. With the new year approaching, you better believe the Memphis Zoo has something up its sleeve, and Mahaffey is absolutely thrilled to be a part of it!

We are excited to share the news that beginning in March 2013, the Zoo will be home to an interactive stingray exhibit through a partnership with Living Exhibits, Inc. Not only will observers be able to view several species of stingrays and sharks but they will have the opportunity to safely touch and pet these creatures. The salt water pool, holding 17,000 gallons of water, is specifically engineered as a habitat for the stingrays and sharks to thrive and a hands-on teaching platform for Zoo visitors. And of course, enclosing this new attraction is a structure provided by yours truly! We love helping the Memphis Zoo bring such a neat, new feature to this city. The Stingray Bay will be available for companies, organizations and other groups to rent out for private events and will stay open through October 30th, 2013.

Admission into the Stingray Bay will be $3 for Zoo members and $4 for nonmembers. We hope to see you there!

Stingray Bay Stingray Bay coming soon

Photo courtesy of Memphis Zoo

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Photo courtesy of Living Exhibits