Our animals come from many parts of the world. We have more than 2,764 animals and 365 species that call Nashville Zoo home.
Learn about the Zoo's newest exhibits and animal additions.
Nashville Zoo officially opened Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear, in March 2018. The addition of Andean bears marks the first time this species has ever been housed at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere in its entire 21-year history.
Nashville Zoo’s new 23,677-square-foot Veterinary Center, which opened in March 2019, replaces a 30-year-old facility originally designed for a much smaller wildlife park housing indigenous species versus the exotic animals that now call the Zoo home.
Originally built in 1989 as a black bear exhibit and then home to Bengal tigers until 2015, the Zoo’s tiger exhibit was in great need of renovation. The new exhibit will be home to four-year-old female Sumatran tigers.
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