Behind-the-Scenes of the
building of Zambezi River Hippo Camp

Zambezi River Hippo Camp was the last major exhibit in our previous 25-year Master Plan. Long in the works, meticulous planning went into building the most ambitious project the Memphis Zoo patrons have ever seen. 

Through the course of 2015, we gave behind-the-scenes video updates of the progress of Zambezi. Follow along below to see how the exhibit changed from concept to reality.

September: Exhibit Overview

October: Meet the Animals Featured in Zambezi

November: Learn about the Architecture of Zambezi

December: Learn about the Memphis Zoo's History with Hippos

January: Marvel at the Engineering of Zambezi (with a special guest star!)