The all-new event is a fresh take on the holiday lights experience, shining a light on the beauty of nature and the importance of caring for the natural world. Explore the Zoo and encounter nearly 60 larger-than-life handcrafted lanterns inspired by nature, from pollinators and plants to endangered (and evenContinue Reading

On World Lion Day, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden celebrated the care the animal and veterinary teams provide to the king of the jungle and all the Zoo’s residents. Many of the animals at Riverbanks are advancing into their golden years and require senior care, including Zuri the male lion, aContinue Reading

In 2019, more than 200 illegally obtained eastern box turtles were confiscated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). SCDNR partnered with the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Lab (SREL) to care for these turtles, providing an opportunity for graduate students at SREL. An $8,750 grant fromContinue Reading

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is partnering with Harvest Hope Food Bank for the return of Toucan Tuesdays. Beginning this Tuesday, June 6, guests visiting Riverbanks will receive buy-one-get-one admission to the park and buy-one-get-one ICEEs with a donation of two cans (or bags and boxes) of non-perishable food items. ToucanContinue Reading

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has announced the next step in Phase One of the Zoo’s Bridge to the Wild development project. A new, larger habitat for Riverbanks’ Komodo dragons is on the horizon and expected to open in the spring of 2024. Thanks to a bequest by the late Mr.Continue Reading

The flock at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has announced its first-ever hatchings of two rare blue-billed curassows. The milestone comes on the heels of Riverbanks receiving the Plume Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Avian Scientific Advisory Group. Riverbanks has long served as a leader in avicultureContinue Reading

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will turn 50 April 25, 2024, and is launching a year-long countdown in April amid more zoo baby announcements, news for conservation, and a request for Richland and Lexington County councils to approve a bond in support of Phase Two of its Bridge to the WildContinue Reading

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will open the Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Aquarium & Reptile Conservation Center March 2. Thanks to the support of The Boyd Foundation, the multi-million-dollar renovations will transform the heart of the Zoo into a state-of-the-art animal care facility — providing guests with an experienceContinue Reading

Join the pack at Riverbanks for 11 wild nights of howling Halloween fun during Boo at the Zoo. Riverbanks’ annual Halloween spook-tacular will take place October 20 – 30 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm each night. The favorite fall tradition will once again offer guests safe, affordable, family-friendly entertainment.Continue Reading