RainForest Adventures Milestones
1999, Bill Lucey Incorporates RainForest Adventures in Tennessee
2000, July - 2.2 Acres of land acquired in Sevierville, TN
2000, September - Ground Breaking on 15,000 square foot primary RainForest building
2001, June 16th - RainForest opens it's doors for the first visitors
2002, November First Mammals arrive at RainForest, Ring-tail Lemurs!
2003, RainForest is joined by Nairobi, the African Serval
2005, Baby Coatimundis are born to two pairs of adults
2005, Giant Water Monitor Arrives in New Home
2006, RainForest announces intent to add new Australian exhibits, puts contracts up for bid.
2007, September 17th, ground breaking begins on New Smoky Mountain Resorts Aussie Walkabout! Expected opening date April 2008
2008, May 5th 500,000th guest visits RainForest!
2008, July 24th First baby Rhea hatched in the new Aussie Walkabout
2009, January 10th RainForest hatches clutch of over 50 baby reticulated pythons.
2010, April RainForest crew begins construction on new South American Monkey exhibit
2010, August 22nd RainForest welcomes six new Black Cap Capuchin Monkeys
2010, August RainForest welcomes Niles, male Serval from the Columbus Zoo
2010, September 17th Male capuchin monkey born to newly arrived troop. His name is Calvin.
2011, February 14th, Male capuchin monkey born, named Valentine
2011, March 15th, twin baby Ring tail lemurs born, named Batman and Robin
2011, June 14th, RainForest celebrates it's 10th Anniversary
2011 July 20th, 750,000th Guest visits RainForest
2012 November, RainForest hosts 8th annual ZAA conference
2013 March, Cotton Top Tamarins arrive at RainForest!
2013 October, Baby Cotton Top Tamarin born at RainForest.
2013 November, Zoo and Aquarium Buyers Group hosts mixer at RainForest
2013 December, 1,000,000 guest visits RainForest!!
2014 January, Golden Headed Lion Tamarins arrive at RainForest