Riverbank Zoo expected to receive nearly $1.3 million budget

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) —  The Lexington County Council originally proposed slashing the Riverbanks Zoo budget by $700,000 in a meeting last month.

After receiving backlash from the community over the past few weeks, the Lexington County Council unanimously agreed to give the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden the $1.28 million the park originally asked for.

The County Council wanted to reduce the zoo’s budget by 60% to focus on other areas of need.

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