This week our horticulture team paddled the Broad River collecting seeds to help protect a rare native plant, the Rocky Shoals Spider Lily. Due to several factors, there has been a steady decline in population of this beautiful plant. We have been involved in conservation efforts, such as seed collection and population monitoring, for over 20 years with hopes to reintroduce crops grown from the seeds collected.
Join the Brew Crew! We need volunteers for Brew at the Zoo Friday, August 5th. Volunteers must be 21+ and will interact with guests, pour beer & ciders and support the event. If you are interested in participating email firstname.lastname@example.org. Spots are limited, sign up now! ... See moreSee less
#DYK Riverbanks offers a preschool program running September through May?
Riverbanks’ nature-based, developmentally appropriate preschool provides a unique learning experience for 3- to 5-year-olds. The emergent curriculum focuses on exploration and discovery in nature each day, promotes learning, and prepares children for kindergarten as they develop an appreciation for the natural world. It also offers a variety of enrollment options.
Download Riverbanks Nature Preschool’s COVID Plan (PDF) to learn about our enhanced safety measures. Riverbanks’ nature-based, developmentally appropriate preschool provides a unique learning experience for 3- to 5-year-olds. The emergent curriculum focuses on exploration and discovery in nature...
August 5, 2022 | 7:00–9:30pm Join us for the coolest suds sippin’ safari in Columbia. Event Tickets $60 Riverbanks members and $70 general public No one under 21 will be admitted. Event is rain or shine. No refunds, rain checks, or exchanges. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available fo...
#DYK there are 6 different species of flamingos found around the world? Though we often think of flamingos living in coastal tropical habitats, they can also be found living at altitudes of up to 15,000 feet in the Andes Mountains of South America! #safe_ahf#riverbankszoo... See moreSee less
Congratulations Sue Marr! As a longtime zoo volunteer, last week Sue did her 2,000th dive in our aquarium's Indo-Pacific Tank. While diving she assists our team by feeding fish, arranging habitats and cleaning the inside of the tanks. Sue feels her time at Riverbanks allows her to teach others the importance of personal conservation efforts. You too can take the steps to impact conservation in your everyday lives! Explore some of our volunteer opportunities: www.riverbanks.org/join-our-team/volunteer-opportunities #riverbankszoo... See moreSee less
Even with the ARCC renovations, our keepers are still working diligently every single day to provide our animals with excellent care!
Did you know that today nearly all species of sea turtles are classified as either threatened or endangered? There are so many ways you can help protect these important marine reptiles though! Cutting down on single use plastic is one great way to get started!♻️ Want to get more hands on? Volunteer for a beach or river cleanup in your area!🏖Photos from Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's post ... See moreSee less
Here's to celebrating 27 Years of flora here at Riverbanks!🎉
Our Botanical Garden showcases more than 4,200 species of native and exotic plants🪴🌹 Perennials, annuals and biennials, our facilities have provided a living classroom to gardeners and non-gardeners alike for nearly three decades!
Now is the perfect time to come enjoy all that the Zoo and Garden have to offer. Here's to many more blooms to come!🥂
To celebrate we would like to give you a sneak peak into the ARCC, and introduce you to our new ocellaris clownfish! These tiny orange fish are known for their symbiotic relationship with anemones which we call mutualism. This means that both species benefit from different aspects of the relationship.
The ocellaris clownfish arrived during construction and after being cared for in a temporary tank, they have finally been moved to their permanent exhibit to adjust. While new exhibits are still being fabricated and the ARCC is undergoing many changes our animal care staff continues to care for hundreds of fishes and invertebrates daily here at the zoo. #WorldOceansDay#riverbankszoo... See moreSee less
ZaKota turns 4 years old today! Be sure to wish him a happy birthday🎂 A spitting image of his father, Cenzoo; ZaKota can often be seen climbing trees, doing somersaults and bugging his brother Moyo. But hey, when it's your birthday he just has to put up with it😊 Guests and keepers alike love to watch him as he darts around the yard like a little ball of energy before hopping on mom's back when its time for a nap. #riverbankszoo#Gorilla#zoobirthdayPhotos from Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's post ... See moreSee less
Don't miss out on tomorrows Flamingo Walk🦩 We will be going Live here on Facebook starting at 8:30 am! Tune in to watch our newest hatchlings as they make the journey from their overnight enclosure to the main flamingo sanctuary with their parents. #riverbankszoo#flamingowalkDon't miss out on tomorrows Flamingo Walk🦩 We will be going Live here on Facebook starting at 8:30 am! Tune in to watch our newest hatchlings as they make the journey from their overnight enclosure to the main flamingo sanctuary with their parents. #riverbankszoo #flamingowalk ... See moreSee less