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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden celebrates 50th anniversary

Columbia, South Carolina – On Friday, Governor Henry McMaster joined zoo leaders to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The celebration took place at 10:30 am at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. Gov. McMaster and Tommy Stringfellow, President and CEO of Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, spoke at the event. Gov. McMaster presented a proclamation in anticipation of the upcoming Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Day on May 1.

On Friday, April 26, Governor Henry McMaster joined zoo leaders to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia
Credit: South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster official X profile

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to over 3,000 animals and one of America’s best public gardens. Since opening on April 25, 1974, the zoo has connected individuals, families, and school children with the natural world.

On Friday, April 26, Governor Henry McMaster joined zoo leaders to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia
Credit: South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster official X profile

Riverbanks is an accredited Association of Zoos and Aquariums member and is recognized as a global leader in animal care and welfare, education, recreation, science, and wildlife conservation. The mission of the Zoo and Garden is to create meaningful connections and inspire actions that will have a lasting impact on wildlife and wild places.

On Friday, April 26, Governor Henry McMaster joined zoo leaders to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia
Credit: South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster official X profile

Read also: Columbia hosts Second Chance Month panel on Saturday, April 27, to empower returning citizens

For more information, visit riverbanks.org.

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