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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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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

Zoo gift shop

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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