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Posted on: May 24, 2022

May 20, 2022: Students Meet Zoo Ambassador Animals

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The Greenville Zoo presented a zoomobile program for Five Oaks Academy this past week. 60 students gathered in an outdoor amphitheater to meet the zoo’s ambassador animals including a boa constrictor and chinchilla as well as our native screech ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

May 13, 2022: Ahsa on Exhibit

Red Panda

The Greenville Zoo is excited to announce Ahsa, the red panda, is now on exhibit in our Asia corridor. Ahsa has come to us from Zoo Knoxville. She has a spunky personality and a proclivity for bananas and bamboo. There are fewer than 2,500 adult red panda...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

May 6, 2022: New Ocelot Exhibit

Ocelot Exhibit

The Greenville Zoo is excited to announce the completion of a new ocelot exhibit in our South American corridor. Resident ocelots Oz and Evita have adjoining exhibits expanding their space significantly. Their enclosure can be divided with a private exhib...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

April 29, 2022: Greenville Zoo celebrates Earth Day!

Party for the Planet

The Greenville Zoo celebrated Earth Day partnering with Streamable Learning to provide a virtual ‘Party for the Planet’. This program discussed the origins of Earth Day, the ways the Greenville Zoo helps to conserve plants and animals in the wild, and inc...

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Posted on: May 14, 2022

April 22, 2022: Orangutan celebrates 17th birthday!

Kumar in birthday hat

Kumar the Sumatran orangutan turned 17 years old on April 15, 2022. He celebrated with a decorated enclosure and special enrichment items that encourage natural foraging behaviors provided by orangutan keeper Dee. An orangutan's lifespan is about 35-40 ye...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022: A Healthy Baby Siamang!

Baby Siamang

Ella the siamang has given birth to a healthy baby on April 6, 2022. Siamangs are arboreal primates naturally found in the Malay Peninsula and Sumatran rain and monsoon forests. These primates are endangered due to illegal pet trade and habitat loss. At a...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

April 8, 2022: Understanding Orangutan Microbiomes

Orangutans

The Greenville Zoo is working with the Birmingham Zoo and the Orangutan Species Survival Plan in an orangutan microbiome study. This study is creating data from AZA-accredited zoos on captive orangutan gut flora and digestive tract health. Continuing spec...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022: Vet Tours

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This week, 6 veterinarians from Southern Veterinary Partners joined the zoo for a special all-inclusive Behind the Scenes Tour. Custom tours like this one are one of the many ways professional development is created between the zoo and the greater veterin...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

March 25, 2022: Check Out the Zoo After Dark

Scouts at the Zoo

Summit Charter School traveled from Cashiers, NC for a special Sunset Scouts tour for 31 students. Our Sunset Scouts program allows large groups of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other school-age students to get a unique view of the zoo after dark. Particip...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

March 18, 2022: It's a Boy!

Guenon

The gender of the Schmidt’s Guenon Monkey that was born on September 17, 2021 has been revealed. The Greenville Zoo announces Winston, the baby boy! At almost six months old, Winston is exploring his enclosure and developing independence from hi...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

March 11, 2022: Happy Birthday Oscar!

Oscar the Box Turtle

Oscar the box turtle celebrated his 36th birthday at the Greenville Zoo on March 7th. Oscar has been an education ambassador animal since his arrival at the Greenville Zoo in 1994. Box turtles commonly live 25-30 years in the wild but have been known to r...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

March 4, 2022: Grant Program Accepting Applications

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Calling all conservationists! The Greenville Zoo is now accepting grant applications for local, national and international conservation projects. Local projects will receive funding priority. Grant categories include conservation, education and field stud...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

February 25, 2022: Providence Turns One!

providence the giraffe

On February 21, we celebrated Providence's 1st Birthday! The young Masai giraffe’s party included birthday enrichment, a specially baked sweet potato, carrot birthday cake, and oversized present boxes fit for the 11-foot tall one-year-old. Guests signed a...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

February 18, 2022: Happy Birthday Anastasia and Jasper!

Amur Leopard

On February 10, the Greenville Zoo’s Amur leopards, Anastasia and Jasper, celebrated their 2nd birthday! Their mother, Jade, was more than happy to celebrate her ‘birthing day’ alongside them. Amur leopards are one of the rarest cat species with only 100 ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

February 11, 2022: Zoo Making Improvements

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The Greenville Zoo is in the second week of its annual maintenance closure. The remaining projects are being checked off the list. The gift shop and ticket booth are receiving a fresh coat of paint. Debris from the tree cuttings have been removed. The zoo...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

February 4, 2022: Annual Maintenance Underway at the Zoo

Zoo Maintenance

The Greenville Zoo will be closed between January 31, 2022 and February 11, 2022 for annual maintenance. During this period tree work will be completed on zoo grounds, the ticket booth will receive a fresh coat of paint, and our garden areas will be given...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

January 28, 2022: An Important Procedure for Charlie

Guenon

The Greenville Zoo’s female Schmidt’s red-tailed guenon, Charlie, received a hormone implant that will remain effective for an average of 2 years. Hormonal contraception is one of the ways zoos can manage their captive collections The implant minimizes po...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

January 21, 2022: Winter Weather Closes the Zoo

Giraffe Area covered in snow

With news of this weekend’s winter storms, all hands were on deck at The Greenville Zoo to ensure the safety of our animals and guests. Leading up to the storm Greenville Zoo’s maintenance crew distributed backup generators. The keepers shifted all animal...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

January 14, 2022: The Zoo is Ready for 2022

Scale Training

The Greenville Zoo’s primate keeper Dindy McDaniel’s has been scale training our black and white colobus monkeys. Scale training is used to monitor body condition scores in an accurate way that can be applied to aid in medical care such as recording progr...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Conservation

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You can get started changing the world right at the zoo. Participate in programs to support sustainability across the globe.

Conservation Initiatives Connect
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Become a Sponsor

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There are many ways to partner with the Greenville Zoo through sponsorship opportunities.

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Playing in Nature

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We're passionate about connecting children to nature with playful experiences!

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Volunteers & Internships

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Passionate about the preservation of animal species? Perhaps you belong at The Greenville Zoo.

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Greenville Zoo Foundation

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The Greenville Zoo Foundation is the non-profit arm of the Greenville Zoo, offering support for capital projects and programs.

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Conservation Lectures

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The Greenville Zoo is proud of our Free conservation lecture series, funded through The Greenville Zoo Conservation Fund.

Upcoming Lectures Conservation
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Citizen Science

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Citizen science happens when public volunteers assist scientists in their research. Become a citizen scientist and support professional researchers.

Become a Citizen Scientist Conservation
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Quarters for Conservation

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Quarters for Conservation is an exciting initiative to greatly enhance the Greenville Zoo's wildlife conservation efforts.

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Conservation Grants

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The Greenville Zoo has established a fund for global wildlife conservation projects. Priority is given to locally occurring projects (South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia), but those from any place in the world are eligible.

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

School Programs

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Hands-on, engaging and accredited - it's all here at the zoo. Our school programs are tailored for students from K4 through high school.

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Zoo Tots

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Zoo Tots classes are designed to help children (2-4) explore and engage with the natural world.

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Posted on: March 10, 2019

Unique Experiences

Unique-Experiences

Looking for more on your zoo visit? Enjoy one of these activities to make your zoo experience even more special!

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Zoo Camp

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Summers are wild at the Greenville Zoo! The Zoo offers summer adventure camps for kids ages 3 to 14.

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Zoomobile

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The Greenville Zoo has wheels. Find out how you can have our Zoomobile come to your school or event.

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Saturday Safari

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Classes are designed to help children (ages 4-6) discover the fascinating world of animals.

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Free Zoo Programs

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The zoo offers free programming each week. Note: Participants must purchase zoo admission.

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Posted on: March 10, 2019

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Visit the zoo without ever leaving your classroom! The zoo broadcasts videoconferencing programs directly from our classroom to yours.

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

ZOO OVERNIGHTS

Zoo Overnights

Are you ready for the roars and snores of the Greenville Zoo after dark? Experience the entire zoo with a private after hours experience that you will never forget!

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Homeschool Programs

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Work with the zoo staff to tailor the perfect homeschool program for your group. Or take part in one of our regular homeschool days!

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Events

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Zoo Calendar

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See all of our zoo happenings on our calendar.

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Event Sponsorship

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There are many ways to partner with the zoo through event sponsorships.

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Special Events

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Special events happen all year long at the zoo! Join us for a wild time!

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Corporate Events

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Looking for a unique venue for your next corporate get together? Consider the zoo!

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Zoo Animals

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View photographs and learn more about the zoo's residents.

Animal Gallery Explore
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Become A Wild Parent

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Become a zoo parent by adopting a zoo animal!

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Adventure Packs

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Check out a free adventure pack at the ticket booth and get started on a family adventure!

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Downloadable Fun

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Starting learning and exploring the Greenville Zoo right now.

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Read a Book

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The Greenville Zoo is proud to host Unite for Literacy books on its site. This non-profit aims offers a free digital library.

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Nature Activities

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Check out some fun nature activities and crafts that you can do at home!

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Greenville Zoo Welcomes Amur Leopard Cubs

Cubs in nest box with their mother

The Greenville Zoo is celebrating the birth of two Amur leopard cubs. Born February 10, the cubs are the second litter for Jade, the zoo’s nine-year-old female, and Nelkan, the zoo’s 13-year-old male. Mother and cubs are doing well and keepers are monitor...

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Rentals

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Shelter Rentals

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There are eight picnic shelters available for rent in Cleveland Park, including two shelters outside the entrance to the Greenville Zoo.

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Zoo overnights

Zoo Overnights

Experience the entire zoo with a private after-hours experience that you will never forget!

Learn more Rentals
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Birthday parties

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What could be more fun than a birthday party at the Greenville Zoo? Celebrate with us and have a wild time.

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Private Zoo Rentals

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Looking for a unique venue for your next event? The zoo offers evening rentals for private parties and company events.

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Private Behind the Scenes Tours

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Would you like to add more to your visit? This behind the scenes tour offers you a glimpse into the inner workings of the Greenville Zoo!

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Posted on: March 10, 2019

Zoo Career Day

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Do you know of any students who are interested in animal careers? This is a great opportunity for them to learn all about Zoo careers!

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Posted on: March 10, 2019

Scout Programs

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Are you looking for a new and creative way to earn scout badges? Let the Greenville Zoo lead your scouts on new adventures!

Available options Unique Experiences
Posted on: March 10, 2019

Professional Development

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The Greenville Zoo's education department is excited to offer professional development opportunities and workshops open to all educators.

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Rates & Hours

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The zoo is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The zoo also closes for the first two weeks in February for maintenance projects.

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Membership

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Become a member of the zoo family and make regular visits to the zoo part of your routine!

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Tickets

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Purchase individual tickets at the zoo entrance gate, or become a member of the zoo.

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Directions & Parking

map showing location of Greenville Zoo

The zoo is centrally located near downtown Greenville, so getting here is a breeze. Convenient parking areas are available outside the zoo.

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Birthday parties

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What could be more fun than a birthday party at the Greenville Zoo? Celebrate with us!

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Special Events

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There's always something happening at the zoo. Join us for a wild time at one of our special events!

Zoo Events Visit
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Rentals

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From a picnic shelter for a family event to the entire zoo for a corporate affair, we have the perfect space for your next gathering.

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Field Trips

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Our field trips are tailored for students from K4 through high school. Programs are hands-on, engaging and accredited.

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Docents

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Docents interact with visitors to answer questions regarding animals year round.

Become a Docent Volunteer/Intern
Posted on: March 10, 2019

Internships

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Internships are available for college-level students who are studying biological sciences.

Learn more Volunteer/Intern
Posted on: March 10, 2019

Volunteers

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Discover the volunteer opportunities with the Greenville Zoo.

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