Zoo & Live Animal Shows in South Carolina

If your family is planning a road trip, you can avoid bringing home awful memories simply by not stopping at decrepit roadside zoos and other cruel tourist traps that exploit animals. Vacationers with money to spend are what keep these archaic exhibits in business, and animals will continue to suffer as long as people heed the call of highway billboards and pull over. And don’t be swayed by places that tack on the word “sanctuary” or “rescue” to their name, it’s a deceptive ploy that many roadside zoos use to dupe unwitting visitors.

Barefoot Landing allows notorious exhibitor Kevin Antle, who forces tiger cubs and chimpanzees to interact with tourists for cruel moneymaking photo ops, to set up shop. Antle’s operation has been repeatedly cited and has even been fined by federal authorities for serious violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA), including failure to provide animals with adequate veterinary care, sufficient cage space, protection from the elements, and clean water.

South Carolina zoos replicate the natural habitat of animals and are home to a variety of species. Through informational signs along the paved trail, you are reminded of challenges faced by those pioneers, of daily life in a wild world, of predators and prey. No longer do we worry if wolves or pumas will kill our cattle, nor can. see a herd of bison grazing in an abandoned “Indian field,” but for a short time as you walk the trail, you can imagine life this way and how each of the animals in the zoo played a role in the lives of the colonists.

 Wild Life Wonders
 
This is a one of a kind event perfect for larger groups. They bring some of their most amazing and larger animals that are sure to capture the audience's attention! Watch as Sheba the bearcat shows off her climbing skills and Shadrach the African wildcat jumps over 5 ft into the air. Meet Buddy the famous macaw, find out how big a kangaroo really is and volunteer your favourite teacher to help hold a 12 foot python!

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 Repticon
 
For over seven years the South Carolina Reptile & Exotic Animal Show thrived at the Jamil Temple in Columbia, South Carolina, before moving to other cities and venues. In November 2006, under new Repticon management, the show made a triumphant return to its original location. They were thrilled with the amount of positive feedback they received about the show being back where it belonged.

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 Zoo To You
 
Zoo-To-You is the DC area's premier petting zoo service. In business for 30 years, Zoo-To-You has provided animals to some of the largest fairs and festivals in the region. They have also been a unique part of thousands of birthday parties and school events in the area. They are fully insured and USDA licensed for your safety. Each package includes at least one animal handler, fencing and clean-up. For Mini-Zoo and Full-Zoo packages, kids and adults can go inside gated area to interact with animals.

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 Walterboro Bee City Honeybee Farm
 
Walterboro-Bee City Honeybee Farm & Zoo
Visit Bee City Honeybee Farm where you can enjoy the Petting Zoo and Nature Center. So much more to do and learn at this family friendly, family run adventure.

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