Knoxville Tennessee Zoo, a world class facility

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

Our Knoxville Zoo has grown from its humble beginnings in 1948 with a lone Alligator named "Al" to a world class facility with over 850 animals; talk about your Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!

The Knoxville Zoo has a world class breeding facility for Red Pandas which look more like a red racoon than the 'teddy bear' like Pandas that are native to China.

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Red Pandas at the Knoxville Zoo

Ever on the cutting edge, our Zoo even has a blogging Parrot named Einstein. Einstein is a 20 year old, African Grey Parrot who has been a Zoo resident since age 5.

See Einstein in action.

The Zoo has just embarked on a 12 million dollar fund raising campaign to build or improve several exhibits and make it even better.

Knoxville Zoo black bears

Black bears are native to East Tennessee and abound in the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.5 million dollars of the 12 million is earmarked for a state of the art, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Center targeted to open in 2011.

The whole project will allow the Zoo to add an additional 200 animals in additional to renovating several aging exhibits such as the big cats and wild dogs areas.

Open 364 days a year (closed only on Christmas Day) our Knoxville Zoo is a fascinating and state of the art facility to be proud of. Take the kids (or not) ;-) for a day of fun at the Zoo.

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Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

http://JimLee.com  RE/MAX Shoreline

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Rainmaker
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Michele Connors
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Blogging Parrot- funny and great idea for getting kids involved. I love the red pandas they are adorable...are they as big as a normal panda? (They do look alot like a raccoon- but sweeter!)

Jul 11, 2007 10:21 AM #1
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The Red Pandas are about the same size as a raccoon Michele in addition to resembling one.

 

Jul 11, 2007 01:56 PM #2
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Carole Cohen
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But the other pandas are related to these guys; very cute! That project sounds wonderful and to be honest I always love going to the reptile house at zoos. 200 additonal animals sounds like quite an endeavor but I guess if most are going into the amphibian and reptile houses at least they are smaller! lol
Jul 25, 2007 03:57 PM #3
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