Here is a short video of images of some of the animals you may see at the Native Wildlife Zoo and Domestic Animal Exhibit, starting with 30-second video of a baby Grey Fox! She is a female Grey Fox, approximately 12 weeks old now. She was treated by our vet Dr Sharon Jansky from ARK Animal Hospital, who contacted us to see if we had room for another fox since she was too friendly to release to the wild. To acclimate her to zoo life, the zookeepers are spending time with her in her quarantine holding and will be working on teaching her some behaviors at the same time. They play with her and give her toys and substates (like hay) to hide treats in so she can forage and dig. When she is big enough she will make her debut in the fox exhibit joining three Grey and two Red Foxes.







The native animals that live in the woods, swamps and waters of the Lowcountry are more and more displaced by a rapidly growing population. At the Lowcountry Zoo, you will see the following animals in their naturalistic habitats. All of these animals were either born in captivity in an AZA accredited zoo or have sustained an injury and would not survive in the wild. Brookgreen Gardens is home to many wild species, including snakes and alligators. Please keep an eye out for our wild neighbors, and do not approach them.

  • Alligators
  • Bald Eagles
  • Grey Foxes
  • Hawks
  • Owls
  • Red Foxes
  • River Otters
  • White-Tailed Deer








The Dalton and Linda Floyd Domestic Animals of the Plantation Exhibit provides an element of education not only for the Lowcountry Zoo but it connects the zoo to The Lowcountry Trail and Brookgreen's history. The animals in this exhibit are now considered "historic rare breeds" and are much more like animals of the 1800s than the hybrid descendants of today.

  • Dominique Chickens
  • Marsh Tacky Horses
  • Mule
  • Red Devon Cows
  • Tunis Sheep
  • Spanish Goats
  • Wild Turkeys







The Cypress Aviary is the only known aviary built over an existing cypress swamp. You may stroll through on an elevated boardwalk and observe the birds feeding and flying in this natural setting. Some of the birds you may observe in the aviary are listed below.

  • Black-crowned night herons
  • Egrets
  • Great blue herons
  • Hooded merganser
  • Ibises