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Zoo’s New Spider Monkey Exhibit Opens April 6


Nashville Zoo will officially open its newest exhibit, Spider Monkey: Treetop Passage, with a ribbon cutting celebration. The event will include live music, animals and announcements from Nashville’s mayor and Zoo officials.

The addition of Mexican spider monkeys will mark the first monkey species to be housed at Nashville Zoo in more than four years. The covered viewing building will feature materials from around the world including Peruvian textiles and decorative masks. The spider monkey exhibit is graciously funded by Dottie Frist.


Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Nashville Zoo Board Chair Julie W. Walker and Nashville Zoo President Rick Schwartz


Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.


Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Zoo staff will meet media at the front entrance at 9:15 a.m.


If you would like to attend, please contact:

Jim Bartoo
Marketing and Public Relations Director
Nashville Zoo
(615) 833-1534 ext. 126

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About Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo is a nonprofit organization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. The Zoo is actively engaged in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the globe as well as in our own backyard. Celebrating 20 years at Grassmere, the Zoo attracts more than 890,000 visitors annually and is considered one of the top attractions in Nashville. Nashville Zoo is located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information about Nashville Zoo, visit