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Greenville Zoo announces new giraffe feeding platform, upgrades

Giraffe Feeding Platform

(Photo Credit: Greenville Zoo)

The Greenville Zoo announced it will be able to make several improvements thanks to a $1 million earmark from the state.

The zoo plans to build a giraffe feeding platform and make upgrades to the lion pathway and exhibit, orangutan exhibit, siamang exhibit, and the farmyard.

Altogether, the improvements are expected to cost about $5 million. While the state’s funds will go towards the improvements, the rest will be funded through private donations.

“We thank lawmakers like Chandra E. Dillard for their support of the zoo that allows us to fulfill our core missions: species survival, conservation education, and enhanced guest experiences,” the zoo said in a Facebook post.

The upgrades will also help to keep the facility in line with Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation standards. Maintaining AZA accreditation means the Greenville Zoo is enhancing the species survival mission and improving its standards of animal health, conservation and education.

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