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Posted on: July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022: Dentist Appointment

Picture of a fox dental visit

The animals of the Greenville Zoo receive full vet care and dental! Otis the bat-eared fox had a teeth cleaning and extraction performed by Upstate Vet Specialist, Dr. Romig. Bat-eared foxes have between 46 and 50 teeth, more than any other canid. Smile b...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

July 8, 2022: Happy Birthday, Bubba!

Picture of aldabra tortoise

Bubba the Aldabra tortoise celebrated his 61st birthday this week. Bubba first arrived at the Greenville zoo in 1983 where he has been educating guests about his species. Aldabras are one of the world's largest land tortoises and can weigh up to ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

July 1, 2022: Happy World Giraffe Day!

World Giraffe Day Photo

World Giraffe Day is an exciting annual event that celebrates the tallest animal on the longest day of the year, June 21st! This worldwide celebration creates awareness and sheds light on the challenges giraffes face in the wild. By supporting World Giraf...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

May 20, 2022: Students Meet Zoo Ambassador Animals

Turtle

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

Vets Touring Zoo

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

Lizard

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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