Lions are unpredictable creatures, which is why you should never approach them in the wild or depend on them to babysit your pet gazelle. Have a brush with the animal kingdom with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for a zoo-visit package with a meal for two (up to a $31.10 total value)
- $25 for a family zoo-visit package with a meal for two adults and two kids (up to a $55.70 total value)
In addition to covering admission (a $7.75 value for adults; a $4.50 value for kids aged 3–15; free for kids younger than 3), both packages grant each visitor a meal that includes a hot dog, chips, a fruit cup, a drink in a souvenir cup, and a novelty ice cream (a $7.80 value per person).
Set on 14 acres within Cleveland Park, the Greenville Zoo houses more than 350 animals in recreated terrestrial habitats. The walking trails typically take between 60 and 90 minutes to tour, guiding guests to creatures such as lions, orangutans, and elephants. Giant tortoises lumber along to the delight of kids watching, and just down the path, giraffes curl their black tongues around clusters of leaves.
Through their accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, zookeepers uphold high standards in animal care, from maintaining realistic habitats to ensuring animals eat what they would in the wild. These AZA standards extend through other parts of the zoo's operations as well, including its educational programming and conservation efforts—the Quarters for Conservation initiative raises funds for local and global conservation programs.
To ensure that visits are relaxing and convenient, the zoo grounds include two playgrounds and several picnic facilities. The surrounding Cleveland Park affords further recreation such as walking paths and tennis courts.