Posted on: November 22, 2017

Greenville Zoo Receives Grant from Association of Zoos & Aquariums

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has awarded the Greenville Zoo a 2017-2018 Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium grant for the zoo’s Nature Play Head Start Extension program. Supported by the Disney Conservation Fund, these c...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

More Change for Greenville Zoo’s Giraffe Family

Greenville Zoo director Jeff Bullock announced today that the Masai Giraffe Species Survival Plan (SSP) Steering Committee has recommended that Tatu, the zoo’s youngest giraffe, be transferred to the Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville, Pennsylva...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Rare Leopards Born at Greenville Zoo


(Greenville SC) The Greenville Zoo is celebrating the birth of two Amur leopard cubs. Born April 29, the cubs are the first offspring for parents Jade and Nelkan. Jade is the zoo’s seven-year-old female and Nelkan is an 11-year-old male that was...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Zoo Announces Gender of Ocelot Kittens

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The Greenville Zoo announced today that the pair of ocelot kittens born to Oz and Evita on March 8 are males. Now that the kittens’ gender is known, members of the zoo staff have created a list of possible names and are asking the public to vote...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Zoo Introduces New Additions to Ocelot Family

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Oz and Evita, the Greenville Zoo’s ocelot pair, welcomed their second litter on March 8 – an announcement zoo staff has delayed making until now to give the two kittens time to mature. They are now old enough to be introduced to zoo gu...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

It’s a Boy! Greenville Zoo Announces Gender of Baby Siamang

The Greenville Zoo announced today that the baby siamang born on January 6 to parents, Oscar and Ella, is a male. The baby is the pair’s second offspring, providing George, their two-year-old, with a baby brother. According to zoo director Jeff ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Greenville Zoo to Reopen after Rountine Maintenance

The Greenville Zoo will reopen to the general public Saturday, February 11 after two weeks of routine maintenance. Zoo staff, City of Greenville departments and volunteers used the timeframe to complete renovation and construction projects within the 14-a...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Zoo Announces Birth of Endangered Siamang

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Amid preparations for the season’s first winter weather event, the Greenville Zoo welcomed a new member of the zoo family on Friday – a baby siamang born to parents, Ella (27) and Oscar (25). This is the second offspring for the pair, ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Miles Joins His New Giraffe Family on Exhibit

Miles, the Greenville Zoo’s new seven-year-old male Masai giraffe, has cleared quarantine and has joined Autumn and Tatu on exhibit. Miles had been separated from Autumn and Tatu since his arrival on September 20 and during that time underwent post-transf...

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Zoo Welcomes Miles the Giraffe

Miles the giraffe

The Greenville Zoo welcomed a new resident to the zoo family this week. His name is Miles and he is a seven-year-old male Masai giraffe. Miles was born on January 30, 2009 at the Houston Zoo, where he was hand-raised by the zoo staff. Earlier this year, t...


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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Orangutan Species Survival Program Prompts Changes for Greenville Zoo

Greenville Zoo administrator Jeff Bullock announced today that Mia and Chelsea, the zoo’s Bornean orangutans, are scheduled to be transferred to other zoos at the end of the month as part of the Orangutan Species Survival Program. Mia’s new home will be t...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Greenville Zoo Wins CILC Pinnacle Award

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Greenville Zoo Education wins a coveted Pinnacle Award for the 2015-2016 school year from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). CILC is recognized nationally and internationally as the leader in live, interactive content aggregatio...


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Posted on: May 16, 2016

Greenville Zoo Supporting Amur Leopard Conservation Efforts

For years, the Greenville Zoo has supported Amur leopard conservation efforts through its cooperation with the Amur Leopard Species Survival Program (SSP), and with ongoing donations to the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA) through the zoo’s Quarters...


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Posted on: February 25, 2016

Zoo Launches Mobile App

(Greenville SC) The City of Greenville has launched two mobile apps designed to make information more accessible and interaction with the City more convenient. GreenvilleSC is the official City of Greenville mobile app and is directly connected to the web...


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