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New Memphis Zoo CEO sees zoo as central to animal conservation

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 11, 2022 1:10 PM CT | Published: July 05, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Matt Thompson has the office of an expeditioner. The nook of a room, charmingly messy, is home to an aquarium with miniscule fresh shrimp just behind the desk, a small bronze statue of an elk (in commemoration to Teton Trek) and freshly muddied boots standing against the wall.

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Alicia Davidson

Alicia Davidson is a lifelong Memphis resident and graduate of The University of Memphis College of Journalism and Strategic Media. When not scribbling about the latest Memphis news, you will find her reading historical biographies, cooking Italian cuisine and practicing vinyasa yoga.


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