Author: Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo’s Conservation Team Drops Off Over 800 Pounds of Compost Following Jazzoo Music Festival

We have been on a mission to enhance our sustainability efforts and lead by example in our community. In addition to efforts inside the Zoo to reduce waste, we have also been on a quest to make our events as low waste as possible. […]

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Brevard Zoo Aquarium Will Answer the Call for Marine Conservation, Promote Education and Economy

THE EAST COAST ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY’s future second campus, situated on 14 acres along the shoreline of the Banana River in Port Canaveral, will leverage the beauty and benefits of natural Florida in an indoor/outdoor visitor experience. Brevard Zoo is living proof that bold ideas – shared among a community and paired with action – can create extraordinary results. […]

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Brevard Zoo’s White Rhinos Uzuri and Kibibi to Be Artificially Inseminated to Ensure Long-Term Genetic Diversity

BREVARD ZOO OFFICIALS: Earlier this year, we let you know that we had begun the process of using artificial insemination, or AI, to breed our rhinos. We hope that at the end of this process, we will have baby rhinos – but more importantly, our females, Uzuri and Kibibi, will be contributing to the population of southern white rhinos to ensure long-term genetic diversity for this critically important species. […]

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Brevard Zoo Return Juvenile Green Sea Turtle Speedy Back to the Ocean After Making Full Recovery

It’s not often that our sea turtle patients get a boat ride home, but Speedy the juvenile green sea turtle got to literally wish a crowd “bon voyage” after being returned to the water following a five-month stay at our Sea Turtle Healing Center. […]

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Brevard Zoo Release Nearly 50 Florida Grasshopper Sparrows After Successful Breeding Season

The Brevard Zoo is happy to report that our breeding season for critically endangered Florida grasshopper sparrows has concluded and was wildly successful. Forty-seven birds were released or are soon to be released into their natural range to boost the population of this species. […]

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Brevard Zoo Celebrates National Iguana Awareness Day with Grand Cayman Blue Iguana’s Leonard, Lucia

There’s a day to celebrate nearly every food, activity, and animal and iguanas are no different! Happy National Iguana Awareness Day (September 8) to our two Grand Cayman blue iguanas, Leonard and Lucia! […]

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WATCH: Brevard Zoo Tests Bear-Resistant Items with Florida Black Bears Brody and Cheyenne

Faced with a bright yellow canister filled with nuts and watermelon, Cheyenne the Florida black bear took her time trying to break into the sealed can. […]

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Brevard Zoo Collect Over 5 Million Pounds of Oyster Shells With ‘Shuck and Share’ Collection Program

When you go out to eat and order oysters, do you ever think of where the shells end up? Shuck and Share were founded by Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach and since 2014, many organizations in Florida have joined this partnership and collected shells for restoration from their local restaurants. […]

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Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center Sends Adult Female Loggerhead ‘Myrtle’ Home

Our Sea Turtle Healing Center sees dozens, if not over a hundred patients come through our doors each year. Every sea turtle has a unique story, but we have not seen one quite like Myrtle’s. […]

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Brevard Zoo Welcomes New Inclusion Coordinator Kristen Gunderson

Our Exceptional Nature Space is already a pretty natural area but sprinkled through the space recently were a number of mud-related activities: making fizzy mud, washing (plastic) Zoo animals, “baking” mud snacks, and more. […]

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WATCH: Brevard Zoo Welcomes Two White-Nosed Coati Bands ‘Sky and Rita’

The Brevard Zoo welcomes two female coatis named Sky and Rita who will join the rest of the group, including two older coati residents, Lupita and Katie, and a trio of 1-year-olds, Tito, Agave, and Romi. […]

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Meet One of Brevard Zoo’s Longest Tenured Residents, 21-Year-Old ‘Chica’ the Kinkajou

If you stop by the white-faced saki habitat near the entrance of Rainforest Revealed, you may spot an unfamiliar face. That face belongs to Chica, the kinkajou! While Chica is not new to the Zoo (in fact, quite the opposite), she is new to this habitat. […]

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Brevard Zoo Sends Green Sea Turtle ‘Clover’ Home After Care at Turtle Healing Center

After nearly 4 months of care from our Sea Turtle Healing Center, it was Clover the juvenile green sea turtle’s lucky day! They were recently returned to the ocean. […]

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WATCH: Brevard Zoo Release Five Juvenile Grasshopper Sparrows Into Their Natural Range

An emotional sendoff happened recently as we celebrated a big win for conservation. Five juvenile Florida grasshopper sparrows were sent into their natural range on June 22, contributing to the population of this critically endangered species. […]

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