A north Sulawesi babirusa born at Brevard Zoo on Saturday, August 4 is delighting keepers with his gentle, inquisitive demeanor.
A collaboration among the Brevard Zoo, the University of Central Florida, University of Florida and volunteers from Northrop Grumman Corp. is exploring innovative ways to integrate expertise and technology to help local sea turtle researchers collect detailed data.
Whether they’re covered in scales, spikes, scutes or slime, all species deserve their moment in the sun.
Velma Jane Jacobs (Sherdon Moore) Sterner was born on September 4, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio to Ernst and Margaret Jacobs. She passed away on July 17, 2018, at 92 years of age.
The ancient Japanese art of bonsai is returning to Brevard Zoo. Bonsai Weekend, organized by the Bonsai Society of Brevard, is slated to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 11 and 12 in the Zoo’s Nyami Nyami River Lodge.
Brevard Zoo is inviting Floridians to make the most of their summer with $5 general admission on Friday, July 6.
Figment, a juvenile green sea turtle rehabilitated by Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center, will be released on Monday (July 2) at 4 p.m. at Spessard Holland South Beach Park in Melbourne Beach. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Today the Brevard Zoo euthanized Peacemaker, one of their four bald eagles. He lost a significant amount of weight in the past month, and bloodwork told us he was suffering from kidney failure and severe inflammation.
Thanks to Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center, two more green sea turtles are back in the ocean.
Back on February 24, Guacamole was admitted to the Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center after she was found on the beach with old predator attack wounds.
Individuals with special sensory processing needs and their families are welcome to join Brevard Zoo for Summer Sensory Night on Friday, June 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.
In a Brevard Zoo first, southern stingray Belle gave birth to two pups on Tuesday. The sexes are unknown at this time. The little ones, named Dallas and Clementine, weighed just under a pound at birth. They are being kept in a smaller enclosure inside the Zoo’s 20,000-gallon Indian River Lagoon-themed tank as protection from larger fish.
After a three-year absence, butterflies are fluttering back to Brevard Zoo with feathered, furry and scaly friends in tow. Dubbed “Butterflies and the Magic of Nature,” the exhibit will feature hundreds of native butterflies, colorful birds, a massive snapping turtle, training demonstrations, hands-on nature play activities and other enchanting attractions.
Male Gnocchi and female Hashbrown were born at the Brevard Zoo to mom Buffy and dad Fangs on April 11.
Brevard Zoo has been reaccredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). This is the fourth consecutive five-year AZA reaccreditation earned by the Zoo since it was first accredited in 1998.
Brevard Zoo’s Animal care staff is rejoicing in the arrival of the zoo’s newest giraffe calf, a male born to 16-year-old Milenna in the early evening hours of March 17 following a 13–15-month gestation period. (Brevard Zoo image)