Greenville Zoo Wild Things Newsletter
Zoo announces changes

Changes to the Giraffe Family

Greenville Zoo officials have announced that Walter, the zoo’s male giraffe, is among 20 Masai giraffes from across North America that the Giraffe Species Survival Program (SSP) has recommended for transfer to other facilities. While details of the transfer are still being worked out, the Greenville Zoo is preparing for Walter to leave in late March or early April.   
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Zoo Camp

Join us for a mega-dose of vitamin Z at Zoo Camp 2016! A variety of incredible activities, including animal encounters and zookeeper talks, are in store during these summer camps at the wildest place in town. Spaces are limited and go quickly, so register today!

Summer Zoo Camp
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Membership Makes Sense!

  • Annual memberships to the Greenville Zoo start at just $42, and a household membership is only $60!
  • Enjoy free or discounted admission to the zoo's education programs, including Zoo Camp, as well as many of the special events, including Boo in the Zoo.
  • Membership benefits also include free or discounted admission to over 130 AZA-accredited zoos across the country. Memberships can be purchased at the zoo or online.


During the month of March become a Supporter of our American alligators for $45 and receive:

  • Personalized certificate of adoption
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Stuffed animal or two guest passes
  • 5 x 7 photo of the animal family

Adopt-an-Animal New Parents

Becky Lauder – Masai Giraffe
Rhonda Addison – Masai Giraffe
Patricia Pooser – Masai Giraffe
Connor Lawson – Masai Giraffe
Marianne Eagan – Masai Giraffe
Noah Bragg – Rhinoceros Iguana

Get Out & Play Day

Friday, April 1 • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the great outdoors with activities designed to help children learn about science and nature while playing outside.

Get Out & Play Day
Zoom Through the Zoo

Zoom Through the Zoo 5K

Saturday, April 2 • 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Greenville's only 5K with a loop through the Greenville Zoo! 5K awards will include annual memberships to the zoo and unique art created by zoo residents. The race will conclude with a brief awards presentation and a family-friendly celebration in Cleveland Park.
Register today!

Enrichment Day

Saturday, April 2 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Enrichment is a process for enhancing the environment and natural behaviors of an animal. We provide our animals with lots of enrichment to keep them healthy and happy, so join us as we celebrate all things enrichment while educators describe the behaviors and activities taking place. 

Enrichment Day
Member Appreciation Night

Member Appreciation Night

Friday, April 8 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join the Greenville Zoo for an evening exclusively for members! This free event features live music by Jacob Johnson, free popcorn and Pepsi products (while supplies last), face painting by Color Me Happy (for the first 50 people in line), costumed character by Once Upon A Dream, and special zookeeper talks. Members will also receive a 20% discount in the zoo gift shop. 
Don't worry if you're not a member - just purchase or renew your membership BEFORE the event! 
*Member Appreciation Night is open to Greenville Zoo members only. Zoo guest tickets and reciprocal zoo memberships will not be accepted. Memberships will NOT be sold on the night of the event.

Party for the Planet

Saturday, April 16 • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with us and learn how you can play a part in making a difference for the future of our planet! Vendors from across the Upstate will be there to educate and share information about conservation.  

Party for the Planet
Brew in the Zoo

Save the Date!

Save the Date for Brew in the Zoo,
resented by RJ Rockers
Friday, May 27 • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tap into the wild at the annual Brew in the Zoo! Adults 21 and older can sample an assortment of beers and enjoy food and live music while exploring the zoo after-hours. All proceeds benefit various programs throughout the zoo.  More information coming soon!

Wild Things Video Enewsletters

For even more information, and a behind-the-scenes look at the zoo, check out our video enewsletters!

Introducing the Greenville Zoo App!

The Greenville Zoo's new mobile app, GreenvilleZoo, gives users access to the Greenville Zoo anytime, anywhere from their mobile device. Download it to your Android or iPhone today!

Greenville Zoo Mobile App
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