Category: Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo Thanks Their Dedicated Staffers During National Veterinary Technician Week

Kristi and Kaleigh come into work every day expecting something new. Will it be a blood draw on a rhino? A dental cleaning on a jaguar? An ultrasound on a sea turtle? Our vet techs wear lots of hats, and this National Veterinary Technician Week, we’re taking our hats off to them.

Cast Your Vote for Brevard Zoo’s Fall 2019 ‘Quarters for Conservation’ Projects

It’s time to fall into conservation, which means there are three new Quarters for Conservation (Q4C) projects for you to vote on. For the next three months, your vote will support a project of your choice: connecting elephant and giraffe populations, protecting the habitat of okapis or increasing the number of black rhinos.

Brevard Zoo’s Two-Year-Old Red Kangaroo ‘Bunji’ Receives Treatment From Staff to Repair Broken Bones

Bunji the two-year-old red kangaroo received some extra TLC following damage to his right forelimb. During the keepers’ daily morning check-in on July 6, it was apparent that Bunji had broken one or more of his bones. We’re not sure how he managed to sustain this injury.

Brevard Zoo Adds Second Full-Time Veterinarian to its Team in Dr. Kyle Donnelly

Brevard Zoo has added a second full-time veterinarian to its team in Dr. Kyle Donnelly. “I love the work that the Zoo is doing for local conservation,” said Donnelly. “By joining the team, I feel that I am able to make a real difference not just in our animals’ lives, but also those throughout Brevard County and beyond.”

WATCH: Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center Takes in 20 Premature Green Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center has taken in 20 premature green sea turtle hatchlings following Hurricane Dorian. Beach erosion caused by the storm left their Melbourne Beach nest exposed and more vulnerable to predators such as raccoons and foxes. Some of the hatchlings arrived with their yolk sacs still attached.

WATCH: Brevard Zoo Releases Two Juvenile Green Sea Turtles into Indian River Lagoon

Juvenile green sea turtles Don King and Kazoo returned to the Indian River Lagoon in Titusville yesterday morning. Don King, who was admitted to Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center on March 29, came in with a fractured front flipper and an old, healed fracture to the shell; and was covered in barnacles.

Brevard Zoo is Building a Home for Lions in Expedition Africa, On Track for Completion in 2021

The Brevard Zoo has announced that they are taking the next step by supporting AZA’s lion Species Survival Plan and building a home for these magnificent cats at the Zoo, where they will be safe from the threats facing their counterparts in Africa and help ensure a future for lions in human care.