Memphis Zoo gets $625K grant for upgrades, research

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Zoo is poised for continuing success after receiving a large grant.

The zoo was awarded two grants totaling $627,160, Rep. Steve Cohen announced Monday. The money will go toward facility upgrades and research projects.

“This infusion of federal funding will support and improve our city’s world-class zoo for all Memphians and help attract tourists,” Rep. Cohen said.

These grants were part of about $650,000 in federal funding designated for Memphis from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Metal Museum received $26,000 in grant money to digitize its archives.

The IMLS is an independent federal agency that supports our country’s libraries and museums through awarding grants, developing policy and research.

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