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What’s new at the Zoo? Find out here! Click on the tags to learn more about your favorite animals and topics.

A Tribute to Lorraine and Tessa

We recently made the difficult but humane decision to euthanize two of our most long-term residents.


Meet the Patients: Oregon


Meet the Patients: Dale


Meet the Patients: Chip

Registrar at desk

Animal Registrar: A One-Person Information Station

The registrar may not be the face of the Zoo, but it’s one position we couldn’t operate without.

Shanon looks at Louis

Meet Our New Sea Turtle Program Manager

The Space Coast’s sick and injured marine reptiles are in good hands with Shanon Gann.

The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Zoo Visit

Coming to the Zoo for the first time and don’t know where to start? Use this handy guide to make the most of your visit!

We’re Turning Zoo Poo into Compost

Who knew animal poo could be turned into the landscaping equivalent of magic?



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Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

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