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Mar 7, 2024

Let the Hunt Begin for Riverbanks’ Anniversary Prizes

Discover Hidden Treasures: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Reveals Golden Opportunity for Fun Celebrate 50 Wild Years with Exclusive Prizes and Community Collaboration Columbia, SC — Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will mark 50 inspiring years of wildlife conservation on April 25, 2024. To celebrate the 50th anniversary milestone, Riverbanks is excited to unveil a Golden Ticket […]

Feb 21, 2024

Collaboration between Wingard’s Market and Riverbanks Zoo Leads to Exciting Opportunity with Distinguished Author

Wingard’s Market is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with Riverbanks Zoo and Garden! On May 16, join us for a unique presentation by author and award-winning expert, Doug Tallamy! Tallamy’s presentation, A Chickadee’s Guide to Gardening, will focus on the importance of native plants and selecting the right plants f[...]

Feb 19, 2024

Riverbanks’ New Conservation Efforts Are For the Birds

Columbia, SC — Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has joined South Carolina Wildlife Federation and the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) to prevent one of the largest threats to migratory birds, collisions with glass. AZA’s North American Songbird (NAS) SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction® program awarded Riverbanks a grant to install CollidEscape, an external window […]

Feb 5, 2024

Riverbanks Announces 50th Anniversary Events

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Approaches Major Milestone Celebrating 50 Years of Wildlife, Conservation and Family Fun Zoo’s Golden Anniversary Brings Golden Opportunities Columbia, SC – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will mark a golden milestone in the Midlands on April 25, 2024. As the days count down to the Zoo’s historic 50th anniversary, exciting partnerships, projects, […]

Jan 5, 2024

Free Fridays Return to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Free Fridays: Every Friday in January and February 2024. Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties can receive free daily admission to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden every Friday during the months of January and February with proof of residency (e.g., valid driver’s license, property tax statement or vehicle registration). Pengu[...]

Dec 4, 2023

The Wait is Over at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

RIVERBANKS RECEIVES AN EARLY PRESENT Most Anticipated Aquarium Resident Makes It Home for the Holidays Columbia, S.C. – It is officially December and while many children are ready to celebrate a sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer from the North Pole, Riverbanks is celebrating a new cephalopod with eight tiny arms from the No[...]

Dec 1, 2023

Aging Animals Thrive at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Columbia, S.C. – While Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is buzzing with excitement about the all-new Wild Lights illuminated wildlife safari and Bridge to the Wild vision for the future, the Zoo’s animal care and veterinary teams continue to remain focused every day on the outstanding care of more than 3,000 animals in every phase of […]

Oct 24, 2023

Riverbanks’ Destiny is in the Ocean

Columbia, S.C. – Two years ago, a green sea turtle hatched from a nest on the south end of the Grand Strand. The tiny hatchling was collected by South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts (SCUTE) who partnered with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) to send “Destiny” to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden where she could […]

Oct 13, 2023

Riverbanks Shines a Light on Nature This Holiday Season

Columbia, S.C. – Imagine strolling under the stars with loved ones, sipping hot cocoa and coming across a glowing group of six-foot-tall sea otters or a brilliant blue eleven-foot-tall peacock fanning its feathers. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will light up the Midlands in a whole new way this holiday season. For 35 years, Zoo visitors […]

Sep 22, 2023

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Leads the Charge in Conservation of White Rhinos

Columbia, S.C. – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will celebrate World Rhino Day on September 22 by sharing the team’s groundbreaking work with the Zoo’s herd of southern white rhinos. Since August 2022, Riverbanks has worked closely with researchers at the American Institute of Rhinoceros Science (AIRS) to obtain blood samples from the rhinos through hands-on […]

Sep 8, 2023

Zoo Takes Next Steps Toward River Views and Economic Growth

Columbia, S.C. – Imagine visiting a South Carolina nature preserve that guides guests along the banks of the Saluda River to discover black bears, bald eagles and red wolves; soaking in extraordinary birds-eye views of the river and Columbia skyline from a skyway gondola unlike any other in the Southeast; dining at a one-of-a-kind restaurant […]

Sep 6, 2023

New Hatchlings and Successful Partnerships Soared This Summer at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Columbia, S.C. – Eager to experience the Columbia, South Carolina summer first-hand, several new friends emerged from their eggs throughout the hottest months at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo’s newest residents are always a big draw, and plenty of “Ooohs” and “Ahhhs” can be heard from guests who see these zoo ba[...]