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Whats New in the Zoo
  • The Greenville Zoo is wild with excitement and there is always something new! In the education department we have new faces on our team. Jenni started in the fall as an instructor, along with Kerry, a seasonal intern! There are also some new faces in the education animal collection. We now have a screech owl named Winky, a shortailed possum named Emerson, and Obi the kinkajou.
  • Of course, it is no secret that the zoo has welcomed baby Kiko, the Masai giraffe who was born on October 22 of last year. Kiko is growing rapidly and is very healthy. The tours based around Kiko have funded a scale to be incorporated into the giraffe barn to have frequent and accurate weights on all three of the giraffes.
  • Training classes have been completed for a new batch of docents and they can now be seen out in the zoo educating our guests.
  • This past fall the Greenville Zoo education department hosted the AZA Annual Southeast Regional Educators Conference. Together, over 30 educators from other AZA accredited facilities brainstormed ways to enhance education programs. We all left the conference with a strong sense of camaraderie and a renewed vigor to teach our community about animals and their environments.
  • As for our education classes, we are always looking to grow. This year we have more birthday parties, family programs, distance learning classes, zoomobiles, overnights, and of course onsite field trips. 
Overall the education department is running at full speed and there is never a dull day. We are proud to continue to serve the upstate as educators of conservation and wildlife.  
 Summer Camps
  We are already gearing up for camps and it will be one wild summer. Each year we open our doors to hundreds of kids in the upstate during the summer months while they meet animal ambassadors, play games, make crafts, learn about nature and most of all have fun and this year it will be even better! Kids ages 3-14 will discover the amazing world of animals in one of our many camps. Below is a list of all the camps and ages that you can expect to enjoy this summer.
3 year old:
Are you My Mother?
Red, White, & Zoo
4-5 year old:
Krazy for Kiko
Diggin' for Dinos
6-8 year old:
Hide & Seek  
Catch Me If You Can!
9-11 year old:
Animal Recess
Tools of Defense
Acting Wild
12-14 year old:
Tracks and Scats
Junior Zookeeper
Roars & Snores
Calling All Volunteers!
  We need your help! A big part of what we do here at the zoo is through the help of volunteers, especially camps. Volunteers have a wide variety of responsibilities. Education volunteers help with family programs and the summer camps. Without them camps would not be possible. Whatever you are looking for we have a place for you. For more information visit the volunteer page at the Greenville Zoo's webpage, or download the volunteer application.
FrogWatch USA
  The Association of Zoos and Aquariums spearheads a citizen science project to help monitor frog breeding behaviors called FrogWatch USA. The Greenville Zoo has a very active chapter of this national effort called FROGZ (FrogWatch Researchers of the Greenville Zoo) and we are wanting to spread to even more of the upstate. If you are interested in becoming a part of this family- friendly frog watch effort, come join us at the zoo on Saturday, February 23 from 10:00am to 3:00pm for training on how to recognize and document these fascinating critters. Together, with programs like Frogwatch USA, we CAN make a positive difference in the frog populations.
Check Out These Events at the Greenville Zoo
Friday, February 22
Middle School Career Day
Saturday, February 23
Frog Watch Training
 Saturday, March 9
Frog Watch Training
Friday, March 22
Saturday, March 23
No Child Left Inside
 Wednesday, April 3
Party for the Planet
Saturday, April 6
Enrichment Day
Saturday, April 20
Members Appreciation Night
Saturday, April 27
Princess and Pirates Day-Save the Frogs!