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A loggerhead sea turtle swimming in a tank.

Releasing Curry the Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Brevard Zoo is releasing loggerhead sea turtle Curry on Feb. 28 after four months of rehabilitation in the Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center.

An alligator snapping turtle

Meet the Animal: Capone the Alligator Snapping Turtle

We have many very spe-shell reptile residents who call our Zoo home, but few have been around as long as Capone. Capone, who has been a member of the Zoo for about 15 years, is our 57-year-old alligator snapping turtle whose habitat is tucked to the side near our alligators and crested caracara in the Wild Florida loop.

Inspiring Teens to Enjoy the Outdoors

A new program at our Zoo is bringing middle and high school aged students to area parks and the Zoo to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, seining and more.

Frosted flatwood salamander in a gloved hand

Pairing Up Critically Endangered Frosted Flatwood Salamanders

We’ve started giving our critically endangered frosted flatwood salamander residents the resources necessary to reproduce.

Illustrated rendering of people see marine life swimming in the locks system from Port Canaveral

East Coast Zoological Foundation receives $2.5 million gift from the Nelson Family to help build the future Aquarium and Conservation Center

A black howler monkey infant clings to his mom's tail.

Where can I find that Zoo baby?

It’s been a baby bonanza at our Zoo over the last few months! Read on to learn more about each of the new babies we’ve welcomed. 

Bigfoot-themed camper

Bigfoot at the Brevard Zoo?

Join the believers at the Brevard Zoo as we host the Bigfoot Discovery Tour, a chance to check out the camping space rumored to be Bigfoot’s home away from home in the Zoo’s Wild Florida loop! In honor of Sasquatch. We’ll also be hosting fun educational activities all about mythical animals!

A Florida black bear

Vote to Help Us Win Best Zoo!

For the fifth year in a row, we’ve been nominated as one of the best zoos in North America by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards! We need your help to make it to the top!

A Florida black bear

Celebrating Our Florida Black Bear Trio

Happy Februbeary! We’re celebrating our Florida black bear trio – Betty, Brody and Cheyenne – this month!

A student seins in the Indian River Lagoon.

Modernizing Our Lagoon Quest Program

After almost 20 years, our Lagoon Quest program needed an update to be an even better resource for local teachers and modernize it for today’s students. Thanks to a grant from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, our Education staff were able to team up with six local teachers to do so.

A small baby klipspringer sitting in hay

Welcoming a Baby Klipspringer

Deborah and Ajabu, our klipspringer pair, have welcomed their seventh offspring at our Zoo! The young male klipspringer is now doing well, but this baby’s first few days started off on unsure footing.

A male okapi

Welcoming a New Species to Our Zoo: Okapi!

Welcome, George! He’s currently acclimating in a behind-the-scenes space for now as he gets to know his new home and animal care team – but we’ll let you know on our social media channels once he starts exploring our Africa habitats.