Category: Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo Receives $2.5 Million Donation to Help Build Future Aquarium Conservation Center

Brevard Zoo received a $2.5 million donation from Blain and Annette Nelson to help fund the Canaveral Lock exhibit at the future Aquarium and Conservation Center. […]

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Brevard Zoo to the Rescue, Hosts Pair of Confiscated Black-Handed Spider Monkeys Illegally Brought into Florida

Brevard Zoo welcomes two confiscated black-handed spider monkeys. The male and female monkeys were illegally brought into our state and found in the illegal possession of someone who didn’t have the necessary permits to own this species, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. […]

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Brevard Zoo Provides an Update on Florida Black Bear Cubs Rehabilitation Journey With FWC

Earlier this year, the Brevard Zoo shared that they gave critical care to a Florida black bear cub on her rehabilitation journey with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. […]

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Brevard Zoo to Release Loggerhead Sea Turtle ‘Zoo Base’ at Lori Wilson Park on Oct. 18

It’s finally time to say goodbye to Zoo Base, the loggerhead sea turtle who has been a patient at our Sea Turtle Healing Center for 15 months. Zoo Base will be released on Wednesday, October 18 at 4 p.m. at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach. […]

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WATCH: Brevard Zoo to Release Loggerhead Sea Turtle Princess Hailey on October 2 in Indialantic

Brevard Zoo announced they will be releasing a loggerhead sea turtle Princess Hailey on Monday, October 2 at 10 a.m. at James Nance Park, located 201 N. Miramar Ave. in Indialantic. […]

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Brevard Zoo’s ‘Restore Our Shores’ Team Experiments with New Reef Building Material

Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores team is always looking to try new methods in its efforts to improve the Indian River Lagoon, whether it’s taking on an experimental seagrass planting project or trying out new material in their oyster restoration projects. One such new material: is coquina. […]

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Brevard Zoo Announces Decision to Euthanize ‘Stormy’, Leader of the Black Howler Monkey Troop

Brevard Zoo announced that they made the difficult decision to euthanize the leader of their black howler monkey troop, 19-year-old Stormy, due to advanced kidney failure. […]

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Brevard Zoo’s Female Eastern Bongo Clover Gives Birth to Healthy Calf, is Critically Endangered Species

In another win for a critically endangered species, Brevard Zoo’s female Eastern bongo Clover gave birth to another calf on August 25. The calf is male and weighs 48 pounds. A check-up by the zoo’s veterinary team found the calf to be healthy. Eastern bongos are critically endangered due to habitat loss and poaching in their native range. While every animal birth is special, this birth was particularly important because of the status of this species. […]

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Brevard Zoo Receives $5 Million Gift from DSF Charitable Foundation for Sea Turtle Care Complex at Proposed Aquarium

Brevard Zoo officials announced a $5 million gift from the DSF Charitable Foundation that will play a pivotal role in funding the Sea Turtle Care Complex at the future Aquarium and Conservation Center in Port Canaveral. When built, the Aquarium will be a second campus for Brevard Zoo that will serve as a regional conservation hub with an emphasis on restoring our coastal ecosystems, including the Indian River Lagoon, rehabilitating sea turtles and manatees and engaging children and families in conservation through fun, interactive, hands-on experiences. […]

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Brevard Zoo Renovates Wildlife Detective Training Academy into the ‘Wildlife Discovery Hub’

Visitors may remember that we have an indoor space at the Zoo, formerly called the Wildlife Detective Training Academy, that has served many purposes over the years. […]

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Paint and Learn Art Classes for Kids Set in June at Brevard Zoo’s Nyami Nyami River Lodge

Harness your artistic talent and learn to paint from the best with Cocoa Beach artist, Kole Trent. He will be with us throughout the month of June hosting art classes for children ages 5 to 15 in the Nyami Nyami River Lodge. […]

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Sea Turtle Healing Center Staff at Brevard Zoo Growing Algae for Rehabilitating Patients

At the Sea Turtle Healing Center, a dedicated team of staff and volunteers cares for sick and injured sea turtles with the goal of releasing them back into their natural range. […]

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