Greenville Zoo celebrates birthday
Posted 4/10/2010 7:37:00 PM
Speaking of zoo birthdays, Happy Birthday to the Greenville Zoo, which will spend the year celebrating its 50th.
To kick off the festivities, the zoo announced the winning names for two colobus monkeys. The 1-year-old male will go by the name Dayo which means “joy arrives” in Swahili. The baby, a 2-month-old male, will be called Kumbe, an expression of surprise in Swahili.
Also part of the festivities is Summer Zoobilee, scheduled for June 21 – Aug. 14. A Greenville Zoo animal or exhibit will be in the spotlight each week of the Zoobilee, allowing visitors to learn more about the zoo’s history and inhabitants.
And while you’re celebrating the zoo’s birthday, check out one of its newest residents, a 3-year-old red panda named Firecracker. He joined to zoo to be a companion for 5-year-old Scarlett. Zoo officials are hoping the pairing will result in a successful match. The pair are on a breeding loan by the Species Survival Plan. There are fewer than 2,500 red pandas in the world.
See www.greenvillezoo.com for more information.