Riverbanks Zoo

Local Living: Holiday Lights, Governor’s Carolighting, Gems and more

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at some of the Holiday Happenings in Local Living

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Let’s take a look at some happenings this weekend in Local Living. Are you looking to find a few gems? The Annual Columbia Gem and Mineral show is shining bright this weekend at the Jamil Temple off St Andrews Road. The 52nd annual event runs Friday through Sunday. Rough cut gems, fossils, gold, even beads, are all featured….

Local Living: Riverbanks Zoofari ready for a wild time

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– There’s a lot going on in the Midlands, so grab your calendar and let’s take a look at Local Living with Crysty Vaughan. Talk about a wild time, Riverbanks Zoo is hosting ‘Zoofari’ coming up on Friday, September 20th at at 7pm. But they’re reminding you to grab those tickets now before they’re all gone. Zoofari is…

Elephants moving out of Riverbanks Zoo, White Rhinos moving in

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you’re headed to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden this weekend, check out the Elephants. The Zoo will soon be saying goodbye to some of its oldest residents. A pair of elephants, 48-year-old Robin and 37-year-old Belle will be transferred to a new herd. Image Riverbanks Zoo Courtesy: Larry Cameron Riverbanks Zoo officials say they are working with…

Riverbanks Zoo saying goodbye to Elephants, making way for Rhinos

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Riverbanks Zoo is saying goodbye to some of its oldest residents. A pair of elephants, 48-year-old Robin and 37-year-old Belle will be transferred to a new herd. Image Riverbanks Zoo Courtesy: Larry Cameron Riverbanks Zoo officials say they are working with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) African Elephant Species Survival Plan, to find the elephants…

Riverbanks Zoo open on Labor day, see the new Rockhopper Penguins

Columbia, SC (WOLO) –Looking for something to do on Labor Day? You can check out the new Rockhopper Penguins at Riverbanks Zoo. Friday was the first day the penguin families have been released back into their exhibit. The 2 male Rockhopper Penguin chicks hatched in mid-June and have been out of the exhibit for 2 months growing their waterproof feathers,…

Voting this week to name Riverbanks Zoo New Lion Cubs

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) – You’ve till got time to help name the zoo’s newest additions. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is looking for the community’s help to name their three lion cubs. Voting is open now to name the 3 female cubs on the zoo’s website. There are six names to choose from: Amara, Asha, Koda, Kengeza, Bakari and Zari. You…

Your Chance to name Riverbanks Zoo’s Newest Additions: Lion Cubs

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) – Are you good with names? Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is looking for the community’s help to name their newest additions, three lion cubs. Voting is open now to name the 3 female cubs on the zoo’s website. There are six names to choose from: Amara, Asha, Koda, Kengeza, Bakari and Zari. You can vote for your…

Riverbanks Zoo-Behind the Scenes with Good Morning Curtis

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Curtis Wilson, Co-anchor of Good Morning Columbia , is live Thursday morning at the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Curtis is live in the field with his ‘Good Morning Curtis’ segments. Curtis got an inside look at the Aquarium Reptile Complex and some of its’ residents, the Galapagos tortoises. Categories: Digital Exclusives and Features Tags: Riverbanks Zoo