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Posted on: March 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] March 4, 2022


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 studies. The deadline for applications is March 15th.

This week's Zookeeping Kids theme was ‘Animal Architects.’ Who designs the animal enclosures? Who picks the plants? Why is the door in the left corner and not the right? Every animal enclosure involves a lot of thought and care. Student’s learned about what goes into designing a modern zoo and created their own award-winning enclosures during this monthly family program.

National Pig DayMarch 1st, the Greenville Zoo celebrated National Pig Day, a day meant for celebrating pigs as one of the most unrecognized but highly-intelligent animals. The first pigs at the Greenville Zoo arrived in 1984. This past summer we introduced the zoo’s newest piggie pair Bill and Ted the Kunekune pigs. Kunekune is a species originally from New Zealand.  

The Greenville Zoo presented a series of genetics classes for Southeast Middle School through the zoo’s distance learning portal. The program focused on the importance of genetics in the modern zoo and demonstrated how AZA-accredited zoos use the scientific study of genetics to make real-world decisions about the animals in their care.

Zoo CampZoo Camp registration opened to members on March 1st, and will be open to non-members on March 7th. Join us for a fun-filled summer at the Greenville Zoo! Zoo Camp brings conservation to all ages through fun & games, experiments, behind-the-scenes adventures, animal encounters, keeper chats and more! Campers ages 2-14 are invited to investigate the wonders of the wild right here in Greenville.

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