Meet Zoo Knoxville’s Newest Residents!

Written By: Scarlett Rockhold, Communications Manager at Zoo Knoxville Six new animals joined Zoo Knoxville in 2022. These animals represent: two species currently on the critically endangered list, a species heading towards the endangered list, and a species that has been removed from the endangered list thanks to conservation in action. Check out Zoo Knoxville’s … Continue reading “Meet Zoo Knoxville’s Newest Residents!”




Caring for Cubs: A Round-The-Clock Commitment

Written By: Scarlett Rockhold, Communications Manager at Zoo Knoxville Christmas came early on December 21st with the birth of two lion cubs. When African lion Amara began showing signs of labor, her care team noticed she was in distress and the delivery was not progressing as it should. The vet staff from the University of … Continue reading “Caring for Cubs: A Round-The-Clock Commitment”




Arya’s New Adventure

Written By: Scarlett Rockhold, Communications Manager at Zoo Knoxville Arya is a strikingly beautiful and beloved Malayan tiger that has called Zoo Knoxville home for almost five years. Since her arrival she quickly became a favorite among zoo staff and guests. With less than 300 Malayan tigers in the wild, Arya would play an important … Continue reading “Arya’s New Adventure”




4 Ways to Get Involved in the Fight to Save Gorillas

Written By: Scarlett Rockhold, Communications Manager at Zoo Knoxville In honor of World Gorilla Day, I’m excited to share with you ways that you can get involved in the fight to save gorillas. Before learning about what you can do to help save this critically endangered species, it is important to first learn how they … Continue reading “4 Ways to Get Involved in the Fight to Save Gorillas”




Serious Business

“Fun on the outside, serious about animals on the inside.” We loved that sentence from the minute we first heard it from the creative director helping us design our new logo in 2015. “That’s us!” we said. And we’ve used it ever since to describe our personality and our culture. But while we appreciate fun … Continue reading “Serious Business”




Bashir and Arya – Malayan Tigers Carnivore Courtship

Tiger courtship and breeding behavior is, well, complicated.  Tigers are solitary animals and only seek out a potential mate when it is time to breed.  Introduce them at the wrong time and you may find one or both tigers pretty unhappy to be in each other’s company, and risk a scuffle where someone could get … Continue reading “Bashir and Arya – Malayan Tigers Carnivore Courtship”