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Posted on: July 8, 2022

July 8, 2022: Happy Birthday, Bubba!

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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 550 pounds. With a lifespan that can reach over 100 years old, we look forward to celebrating with Bubba for another 61 years!

Picture of tour groupThe Greenville Zoo welcomed 17 veterinarian health professionals from North Greenville Animal Hospital on an exclusive behind the scenes tour at the Greenville Zoo. They fed Miles the giraffe, gazed at our new red pandas, scratched Bubba the tortoise’s neck, and shared ideas with our veterinarian staff all while learning all about the Greenville Zoo’s conservation efforts. Call 864-467-4850 to book your own customized behind the scenes tour!

Our two new red panda residents, Ahsa and Neo, have finally met one another! Introductions can be a tricky process, and thePhoto of a red panda zoo ensured that this pair got off on the right foot together.  Neo and Ahsa can both be seen on exhibit in the Asia corridor of the Greenville Zoo. Red pandas are an endangered species and we hope that their relationship will blossom to help increase the number of red pandas world-wide.

Picture of lecture Powerpoint slideThe Greenville Zoo is proud of our free conservation lecture series presented by Palmetto Pride. If you missed out on our last lecture, it’s now available online. This lecture is brought to you in partnership with Wildcats Conservation Alliance. Learn about Amur leopards and what we can do to protect them.

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