Greenville Zoo

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Evan Smith
August 05, 2019 - 3:10 pm
The Greenville Zoo has announced it is hosting a birthday party for its Sumatran orangutan Adira, who was born last year on August 7th. Adira is the first baby orangutan born in the Greenville Zoo since 2006, making the little one’s first birthday an especially notable event for the zoo’s staff and...
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City of Greenville
July 02, 2019 - 4:24 pm
Press release from The Greenville Zoo and City of Greenville: Autumn, the Greenville Zoo’s female Masai giraffe, went into labor early Sunday evening and gave birth at 10:25 p.m. The calf was up and walking within the first hour and was nursing shortly after midnight. A team of zookeepers and...
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June 27, 2019 - 10:49 am
While a trip to the zoo is a great way to spend time with family and friends, for individuals with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and other sensory challenges, the unexpected noises and crowds can trigger anxiety and related reactions. As a result, the Greenville Zoo has partnered with...
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Greenville Zoo
Dreamstime
June 11, 2019 - 9:51 am
Officials at the Greenville Zoo say their 13 year old female giraffe, Autumn, is pregnant. The staff confirmed the pregnancy through hormone analysis after reviewing the zookeepers’ daily logs. The birth is expected sometime in early July. Autumn was born at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston back in...
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April 22, 2019 - 4:31 pm
Mother and Baby Sumatran Orangutans Now on Exhibit The Greenville Zoo’s female Sumatran orangutan, Lana, and her 8-month-old daughter, Adira, are on public display in the orangutan exhibit. The pair have been kept off exhibit since early October due to the weather and Lana’s tendency to want to...
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March 29, 2019 - 9:55 am
The Greenville Zoo will host its popular Get Out and Play Day this Saturday, March 30 from 9am to 1pm. This year’s event is sponsored by The Palmetto Basics , an initiative spearheaded locally by Greenville County First Steps that features five fun, simple and powerful ways to help children become...
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Patrick Gentry
October 04, 2018 - 3:31 pm
The Greenville Zoo has announced that the baby Sumatran orangutan, born August 7 to parents Lana and Kumar, will be called Adira. Adira is short for Adiratna, an Indonesian name meaning “beautiful jewel.” The winning name was submitted by Julie Terhune from Williamsburg, MI and was selected by the...
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Seth Stokes
August 01, 2018 - 11:12 am
(Greenville SC) The Greenville Zoo is changing things up for the newest installment of its Conservation Lecture Series with a two-day event that includes conservation-themed activities at the Greenville Zoo and The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in addition to the lecture. This Thursday, August 2...
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Seth Stokes
July 16, 2018 - 9:54 am
(Greenville SC) The Greenville Zoo continues its popular Conservation Lecture Series on Thursday, July 19 with Preserving and Protecting Madagascar Biodiversity . Special guest Dr. Virginia Rodriguez Ponga, Program Director for the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group (MFG), will discuss how the MFG...
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Patrick Gentry
September 28, 2017 - 5:36 pm
Visitors to the Greenville Zoo can finally see the zoo’s Amur leopard cubs up close. Born April 29th, the siblings – one male and one female – are now old enough to be on exhibit. Zoo staff is planning to hold a naming contest for the cubs with proceeds going to organizations working to support...
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