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Lion sitting on perch looking at camera

Checking In With Our Lions

This World Lion Day, we’re checking in with our trio of majestic felines!

Baya howler monkey holds her baby close on her chest.

Meet Our First Howler Monkey Baby!

Our first-ever black howler monkey has been born to mom Baya and dad Stormy.

Kristen Gunderson holds out a muddy rhino

Meet Our New Inclusion Coordinator

Kristen Gunderson has joined Brevard Zoo as our new inclusion coordinator! She ensures our Zoo’s educational programs are accessible.

A Florida black bear cub

Caring for Another Orphaned Bear Cub

Brevard Zoo is now home to an orphaned female bear cub! She will be moved to our Wild Florida loop in the near future.

White-tailed deer

Welcoming A White-Tailed Deer Fawn

Brevard Zoo recently welcome white-tailed deer fawn Plum to our Wild Florida loop! Plum can’t be released back to her natural habitat.

Two white-nosed coati make their way out of a secure carrier

Growing Our Coati Band

Our white-nosed coati band is growing with the arrival of two new females!

A keeper holds a cake made of rye crackers to Rafiki the giraffe

Happy Birthday, Rafiki!

Rafiki the Masai giraffe is turning 24 years old! He is one of the best-known animal residents at Brevard Zoo.

Keeper Mick McPherson with a dingo

Celebrating All of Our Keepers

For the second year in a row, we’re commemorating National Zookeeper Week (July 17–23) by taking a moment to celebrate the exceptional qualities of our animal staff.