Wild Things Greenville Zoo Enewsletter

Welcome, Miles!

The Greenville Zoo welcomed a new resident to the zoo family last 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, the Giraffe Species Survival Program recommended that Miles be transferred to the Greenville Zoo.
Miles must first undergo a 30-day quarantine period before he is allowed to share the exhibit with Autumn and Tatu – a practice the zoo employs for all new residents. "Miles is settling in well, and while he was hesitant to enter the barn at first, once he saw Autumn, he went right in," says zoo administrator Jeff Bullock. “He is much taller than we expected and has some of the longest legs I have ever seen on a giraffe.”  
The Greenville Zoo staff will spend the next few weeks getting Miles accustomed to his new home and helping him get acquainted with his new routine. In the meantime, you can view him on the Giraffe Cam sponsored by Mark V. Muncy, DMD.

Boo in the Zoo


30th Anniversary of Boo in the Zoo presented by Banfield Pet Hospital

Friday – Sunday, October 21–23, October 28–30
Hours: Fridays, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Don't miss this great event! Over the years, we've helped thousands of families make lasting memories through our annual Halloween event for children ages 12 and under. Boo in the Zoo features trick-or-treating, activity booths, an extinct species graveyard, a princess castle with characters and an un-haunted house. 

This year, we're featuring a free park and ride service, a memory wall and commemorative t-shirts! Learn more at greenvillezoo.com/boo.

Purchase your tickets for Boo in the Zoo today!

Zoo Tunes

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby

Thursday, November 10, 7:00 pm
The second ZooTunes concert, hosted by The Greenville Zoo Foundation, and offered in partnership with the Greenville Zoo, the City of Greenville and Eleven Events, will feature Bruce Hornsby. The solo performance by the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter will take place in an intimate setting at the Greenville Zoo. In addition to the unique venue and amazing music, beer, wine and food offerings will complete the exclusive experience.  
Tickets quantities are limited. Buy yours today!

Greenville Zoo Education

Education Programs for All Ages!

Don't miss out on these great educational opportunities in October! Register today! 

Also, make sure to take part in these FREE (with admittance to the zoo) educational programs every week:

Plush Red Panda

Adopt an Animal this Fall!

There's still time to get in on the special for the month of September! Choose the Supporter Level adoption of our Red Pandas and get $5 off! Adopting an animal makes a great gift and for just $45, you get all this:

  • A personalized certificate of adoption
  • An animal fact sheet
  • An animal plush toy or two guest passes
  • A 5x7 photo of the animal

New Parents

Gavin Conklin (Red Pandas) • Alee Earnhardt (Red Pandas)
Will Pate (Red Pandas) • Eric Sprunck (Lions)
Keeper Level
Robin Mill (Masai Giraffe)

Virginia Moran (Red Pandas)

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