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Special Memories Zoo, Greenville

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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2.3/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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  • I was surprised by all the animals they had because I don't see them at the zoo's I normally go to. This was a great zoo and I recommend it for anybody in the area. You get to be really close to the a...  read more »
  • The saddest zoo I've ever been to. Sick animals, small enclosures, green water dishes, and the list goes on. Monkeys attacking the cages and bears showing signs of stress. This place needs shut down i...  read more »
  • At least once a year we bring my wheelchair mom to the Special Memories Zoo. We can get up close to the animals and enjoy the nicely shaded walk through the zoo. This year we had the privilege to walk...  read more »
  • They have lots of animals to see and a nice petting zoo. I actually was really surprised how much animals they had. I was also surprised to see how active the animals were. I think the best part of this zoo is the petting zoo in my opinion. We got to pet goats, little pigs, baby lynxs, bunnies, and many more. Also they had a little building you could walk into where the birds were flying and you can feed them bird sticks. That was cute! Also the train ride is enjoyable! But...The monkeys like to make eye contact...and kept putting their hands out to us. One started screaming at us, not sure why but it startled me. The lady said maybe the female could smell that some of us girls were on our "monthly time". That was the only strange part to me. Also some cages could be improved a lot.
  • This zoo was depressing. The animal cages were too small and lacked any sort of natural habitat. Throughout the zoo they had signs that stated the cages were at USDA and DNR standards...if this is true, the standards are miserably low. The gift shop was dirty, dusty and filled with thrift shore items. A used you horse was priced at $22.00. The saddest thing was the giraffe...alone In a bare enclosure. He was following us, vomiting and drooling. Nothing but a rubber ball. Ducks in exhibits with no water to swim in...the list goes on and on. We were there during feeding time and I do have to say the food appeared fresh and plentiful. The cashier told us the lion died due to leukemia it "caught" from wild cats that run through the zoo at night. I really am doubtful about this. Not a zoo I would reccommend...
  • We took our kids to this zoo on a whim and had a wonderful time. Lots to see and do. We will definitely be going back again. The animals are well taken care of and it has a nice family feel. We will be recommending this zoo to our friends and family.
  • This place made me the happiest I've been in awhile. There's a wide variety of animals, and Jericho the giraffe made me laugh a lot. I also loved being able to pet the coati and lynx.
  • The price wasn't bad and the people were very friendly, I am not judging their good intentions but I felt uncomfortable watching those animals in the little cages, they all seem healthy and the cages were mostly clean but some birds didn't have water, the turkey was about to faint from the heat and no shade or water for the poor thing, the bears were in cages so small I was hoping that at the end of the day they had a better place to go to because if that's all the space they have to live, life is pretty miserable for those animals. The large felines such as the lion and the tiger were in cages barely the size of a regular dog kennel. The goats and the otter had better cages, better than the larger animals. Overall experience, it was my birthday and for the rest of the day the memories brought me some sort of sadness. I am sorry if those people have good intentions but not enough resources, I hope you can do better for those animals or let them go to somewhere better, I don't want judge those people because they are the only ones that know what is happening behind the scenes and I hope to see this place improve.
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