Upgrades and new jobs coming to the Memphis Zoo

WATCH: Memphis Zoo hiring nearly 100 more employees

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Major changes are coming to the Memphis Zoo.

Most of those changes are coming to the aquarium.

Memphis Zoo CEO Jim Dean said once they modernize the west end of the property where the aquarium is, this will really put the zoo on the map.

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The current aquarium was one of the first buildings when the zoo started in 1906. There have been some renovations, but not much has changed.

There isn’t a lot of information available about what the new site will look like, but it’s guaranteed to be one of the biggest attractions.

“We will try to maintain as much as we can from the original building that we have but there’s real class aquarium so around the world and we want to participate in developing something that people from all over the world will come to see,” Dean said.

Before beginning construction, the zoo will work on improving the elephant, rhino and giraffe habitats.

If you’ve ever wanted to work at the Memphis Zoo, no is your chance.

The Memphis Zoological Society is excited to announce plans to add nearly 100 new team members.

There is a wide range of open positions in zoo operations, culinary and retail.

This includes part-time, full-time, seasonal work and internships. Some positions will also offer flexible scheduling.

“Memphis Zoo is looking for passionate individuals who are customer-service oriented and dedicated to the Zoo’s mission: to create adventures and save wildlife,” said Memphis Zoo Chief Executive Officer Jim Dean.