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Native Animals

All of our animals at Brookgreen were either born in captivity in zoos or have sustained an injury and could not survive in the wild. Our professional zookeepers provide safety, shelter, enrichment and lots of love for all our animals.

Some of the native species you will see in our zoo are

  • Alligators
  • Bald Eagles
  • Grey Foxes
  • Hawks
  • Owls
  • Red Foxes
  • River Otters
  • White-Tailed Deer
  • Ducks
  • Herons and Egrets

Brookgreen Gardens is also home to many wild species that make the greater area of the Gardens their home. When you visit, you are likely to see fox squirrels, wild turkeys, eagles, and yes . . . even some snakes and alligators. Please keep an eye out for our wild neighbors, and do not approach them.





Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Closed Christmas Day

Please note: For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed in Brookgreen Gardens, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen.
Service animals are welcome.


Under 4
Children 4-12
Adults 13-64
Seniors 65 & Over


1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island