Category: Brevard Zoo

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Brevard Zoo Celebrates Their Animal Dads in Honor of Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there, including Gomez the wrinkled hornbill. Our animal fathers may not tell dad jokes, but we think they’re pretty awesome anyways. […]

The post PHOTO OF THE DAY: Brevard Zoo Celebrates Their Animal Dads in Honor of Father’s Day appeared first on Space Coast Daily.

Brevard Zoo Staff Creating and Finalizing Plans for Aquarium and Surrounding Property

As Brevard Zoo continues fundraising for the future Aquarium, the staff is hard at work creating and finalizing plans for the aquarium and surrounding property. The Brevard Zoo conservation team recently made a trip to the site to get some headway on their own plans. […]

The post Brevard Zoo Staff Creating and Finalizing Plans for Aquarium and Surrounding Property appeared first on Space Coast Daily.

Brevard Zoo’s 19-Year-Old ‘Tika’ Gives Birth to New Black-Handed Spider Monkey

Our black-handed spider monkey troop has a new member – although this one doesn’t have any markings reminiscent of any comic book heroes like our last spider monkey infant. […]

The post Brevard Zoo’s 19-Year-Old ‘Tika’ Gives Birth to New Black-Handed Spider Monkey appeared first on Space Coast Daily.

Brevard Zoo Named Fourth Best in North America By USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Thank you to everyone who voted in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards. Your support helped our Zoo be named the No. 4 zoo in North America!  […]

The post Brevard Zoo Named Fourth Best in North America By USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards appeared first on Space Coast Daily.

Brevard Zoo Welcomes Birth of Its First Every Baby Grévy’s Zebra, Most Threatened Species of Zebra

We are thrilled to share that our first-ever baby zebra is here! Eight-year-old Grévy’s zebra Lauren gave birth in the early morning of June 1. Animal care staff conducted a neonatal exam later that afternoon and discovered that the baby is a male, weighs about 88 pounds and appears healthy. […]

The post Brevard Zoo Welcomes Birth of Its First Every Baby Grévy’s Zebra, Most Threatened Species of Zebra appeared first on Space Coast Daily.

DOUBLE DOSE OF CUTENESS! Brevard Zoo Welcomes Two North Sulawesi Babirusa Piglets

Oh bab(ies)! We are so excited to welcome not one, but two north Sulawesi babirusa piglets to the Zoo! The offspring were born to 6-year-old Piggy on May 18. Although we are unsure of their sexes at this time, animal care staff note that both babies appear healthy and alert. […]

The post DOUBLE DOSE OF CUTENESS! Brevard Zoo Welcomes Two North Sulawesi Babirusa Piglets appeared first on Space Coast Daily.

Brevard Zoo to Celebrate Pride Week Through a Spirit Week June 5-11

Back in 2020, in response to society’s growing awareness of social justice issues, we established an employee-driven diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEAI) committee to create positive change at the Zoo and in our community. […]

The post Brevard Zoo to Celebrate Pride Week Through a Spirit Week June 5-11 appeared first on Space Coast Daily.

Brevard Zoo Provides Funding to Two Charities Supporting African Penguins and Brown Pelicans

Thanks to you, we were able to provide support through our Wildlife Emergency Fund (WEF) to two nonprofits working to help two bird species in urgent need. This special fund provides emergency support to address dire threats to wildlife. Thanks to you, Brevard Zoo was able to provide support through our Wildlife Emergency Fund to two nonprofits working to help two bird species in urgent need. This special fund provides emergency support to address dire threats to wildlife.  […]

The post Brevard Zoo Provides Funding to Two Charities Supporting African Penguins and Brown Pelicans appeared first on Space Coast Daily.

Brevard Zoo Celebrates and Spotlights Resident Endangered Species

Here at the Zoo, we pride ourselves in providing a safe haven for many endangered species. In celebration of Endangered Species Day (May 20), we’re giving you a closer look at some of the threatened animals that call the Zoo home and the work that we’re doing to help their counterparts in their natural range. […]

The post Brevard Zoo Celebrates and Spotlights Resident Endangered Species appeared first on Space Coast Daily.

Brevard Zoo’s New ‘Chats’ Show Gives a Look Behind-the-Scenes Looks of Animal Care

How do you weigh a giraffe? What do you feed a black howler monkey? You can ask these questions and more at two of our newest “chats” – Zoo Vet: Ask me Anything! and Zoo Chef: Eat Like an Animal. […]

The post Brevard Zoo’s New ‘Chats’ Show Gives a Look Behind-the-Scenes Looks of Animal Care appeared first on Space Coast Daily.

WATCH: Brevard Zoo’s Spider Monkey ‘J’ Sports New Brace to Correct Issues With Right Foot Inury

WATCH: A new brace will hopefully correct issues with 1-year-old black-handed spider monkey Mateo’s gait, which started after his right foot was injured during the first introductions to our spider monkey troop last fall. J first arrived at our Zoo as a 5-month-old after being confiscated at the United States-Mexico border. […]

The post WATCH: Brevard Zoo’s Spider Monkey ‘J’ Sports New Brace to Correct Issues With Right Foot Inury appeared first on Space Coast Daily.

Brevard Zoo Welcomes Critically Endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Chicks

Back in March, we let you know that we were beginning the process of breeding the critically endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow. We are happy to share that after several weeks of buzzing, nest building and egg laying, our first chicks have hatched! […]

The post Brevard Zoo Welcomes Critically Endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Chicks appeared first on Space Coast Daily.

WATCH: Brevard Zoo Welcomes Three Lions From the Naples Zoo

As you might expect, moving three lions isn’t as simple as placing them in an air-conditioned Motor Coach and heading on the road. This move required the time, resources and cooperation of both our Zoo team as well as Naples Zoo, the facility that cared for the boys from birth. Read on to learn all about the work that went into bringing them to our Zoo. […]

The post WATCH: Brevard Zoo Welcomes Three Lions From the Naples Zoo appeared first on Space Coast Daily.