What is #GivingZOOday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving back to the community after the hustle of shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, the Greenville Zoo is joining other AZA-accredited zoos around the country for #GivingZOOday, a #GivingTuesday campaign for zoos and aquariums like ours to call on the community to financially support the zoo and our mission of animal care, conservation, and education.
We’re asking you to please support the Greenville Zoo on this national day of giving. The Greenville Zoo is an integral part of the community, and we need your help to bridge the gap between earned revenue and providing the highest level of care for animals and guests.
Where will your money go when you give to the Greenville Zoo?
Have you ever wondered how much a new exhibit or just a renovation costs? The Greenville Zoo has three very important projects to fund next year. When you donate to the Zoo, you’ll help create new habitats for three of our beloved species of animals.
Lions Den – 2.3 Million
African Lions are classified as an endangered species and are a part the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan (SSP). The Lions’ Den project will create space for a breeding group of African lions and include three separate bedrooms and a family room, along with an outside, off-exhibit holding area.
Primate Row – $160,000
Primate Row is home to four primate species: Colobus monkeys, Lemurs, Spider monkeys and Guenons. New dens for primate row will provide more space for the animals, adding almost 1,000 cubic feet, and will feature large windows to provide natural light and allow guests to view and learn about the management of the primates when they are ‘off exhibit’. A larger mixed species exhibit will create an environment similar to the wild, in order to provide a more natural environment.
Leopard Holding – $125,000
The Leopard Holding project will allow for separation of the adult leopards when cubs are born and off-exhibit viewing of the cubs. Completion of the holding area will allow the leopards to breed as recommended and continue to live together at the Zoo.