Category: Brevard Zoo

WATCH: Brevard Zoo Showcases Wild Florida Resident, Gulf Coast Box Turtle ‘Killer’

Walking through Wild Florida, even our eagle-eyed guests may miss one of the animal residents who call this loop home: Killer, the Gulf Coast box turtle. Killer gets his name due to the territorial – but harmless – behavior keepers see from him when entering his habitat. […]

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Brevard Zoo’s Giraffe Matriarch ‘Johari’ Passed Away Following a Medical Procedure

Brevard Zoo is heartbroken to share that their giraffe matriarch Johari passed away this weekend following a medical procedure. As one of the original five giraffes to be on habitat when Expedition Africa opened in 2003, Johari was a regular sight at our giraffe platform for 18 years, always eager to accept snacks from admiring guests. […]

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WATCH: Brevard Zoo Spotlights Their Two Bald Eagles, 16-Year-Old ‘Kane’ and 10-Year Old ‘Crowbar’

This Save the Eagles Day, January 10, we wanted to introduce you to the two bald eagles who call our Zoo home: 16-year-old male Kane and 10-year-old female Crowbar. Both are non-releasable due to injuries sustained before arriving at our Zoo. […]

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Brevard Zoo’s ‘Restore Our Shores’ Conservation Team Planted 100 Clam Beds in the Indian River Lagoon

Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores conservation team has finished planting their first 100 clam beds. The Indian River Lagoon now contains hundreds of thousands of filter-feeding clams, thanks to the efforts of Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores (ROS) team and our partners! […]

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WATCH: Brevard Zoo Introduces Four Howler Monkeys to Flooded Forest in Rainforest Revealed

The Flooded Forest in Rainforest Revealed just got four times cuter—and louder. Our troop of howler monkeys is settling in together after a few weeks of “howdys.” […]

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Experienced Amphibian Conservation Planner, Luis Carrillo, Partners With Brevard Zoo

Luis Carrillo remembers feeling called to do something more when working as a zoo veterinarian. Throughout his years of work at zoos in Latin American countries, he hoped these facilities would do more to impact wildlife conservation. So, he decided to take a stand himself. […]

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WATCH: Brevard Zoo Moves Capone the Alligator Snapping Turtle Into the Wild Florida Section

If you’ve meandered through our Wild Florida section recently, you may have come across an unfamiliar face (or one that our long-time Zoo supporters haven’t seen in a while). Now occupying the habitat that once belonged to our North American river otters is Capone, the 130-pound alligator snapping turtle. […]

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Brevard Zoo Asks For Everyone’s Help to Raise $30,000 on ‘Giving ZOOday’, November 30

With your help, your Zoo has been able to answer the call from our community to aid local wildlife and ecosystems for the past 27 years. We’ve taken on conservation projects like restoring the Indian River Lagoon, rehabilitating local sea turtles, translocating Florida scrub-jays, monitoring diamondback terrapins, and breeding the Perdido Key beach mouse… and we’ve been able to do these things because of you. […]

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Brevard Zoo Beloved 13-Year-Old White-Tailed Deer ‘Clementine’ Passes Away Nov. 19

We made the extremely difficult, but compassionate decision to euthanize one of our beloved long-term Zoo residents, Clementine the white-tailed deer, on November 19. […]

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WATCH: Brevard Zoo Gives Florida Black Bears ‘Brody’ and ‘Cheyenne’ Special Winter Home

Brevard Zoo’s Florida black bear habitat is full of odd objects, from hollow toys full of snacks to a hammock for peak napping. Now, you can spot a hobbit-hole-like mound on the left-hand side of their area. […]

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Brevard Zoo’s Juvenile Green Sea Turtle ‘Spumoni’ Receives Negative-Pressured Wound Therapy

Patients often arrive at our Sea Turtle Healing Center after being injured by boats or predators and left with large wounds. Other times, we have to perform surgery on our patients, leaving them with surgical sites that need to heal. […]

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One of Brevard Zoo’s Newly Born Cotton-Top Tamarin Triplets Found Deceased By Keepers

We are saddened to share that one of our cotton-top tamarin triplets has passed away. We recently announced that our cotton-top tamarins, Luna and Cricket, had their three babies on November 5. The announcement was delayed as we gave them time to acclimate as first-time parents. […]

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Brevard Zoo Brings in Four Female Black Howler Monkeys From the San Francisco Zoo

If you’ve come to visit, you may have seen—or heard—our black howler monkeys in Rainforest Revealed. Twenty-two-year-old female Maddie and a 17-year-old male Stormy have called our Zoo home since 2017, and they will soon have four new friends of the same species. […]

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Brevard Zoo Works to Restore Indian River Lagoon by Expanding Oyster Shell Recycling Program

Restore Our Shores, Brevard Zoo’s conservation team working to restore the Indian River Lagoon, is expanding its in-house oyster shell “recycling” program. […]

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Juvenile Green Turtle Finds New Home at Brevard Zoo After Being Stranded in Melbourne Beach

Brevard Zoo rescued ‘McNubbins’, a juvenile green sea turtle on October 18. McNubbins is a juvenile green sea turtle that was stranded on October 18 in Melbourne Beach missing all of their left front flipper and most of their right front flipper, which is most likely from a predator interaction. […]

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Brevard Zoo Welcomes Pair of Bolivian Gray Titi Monkeys ‘Cooper’ and ‘Bellini’

Take a walk in Brevard Zoo’s Rainforest Revealed loop, and you may catch two new primates entwining tails. A father and son pair of Bolivian gray titi monkeys are now calling this area home. […]

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