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Peach the fallow deer stands in her habitat.

Spot Our New Deer!

A new fallow deer named Peach is calling our Wild Florida area home now! Fallow deer like Peach actually keep their spotted coat into adulthood!

summer camp 2023

Summer Fun at the Zoo

Get the inside scoop on summer camps at the Zoo!

Two bloodhound puppies sit in the Barnyard.

Get to Know the Puppies

It’s been about 5 months since we welcomed our newest Barnyard residents, Cindy Pawford and Sarah Jessica Barker the bloodhounds! We’d love to share a little update on how our two 7-month-old pups are doing.

Two kangaroos check out a special Pride-themed enrichment.

Pride Week Returns to the Zoo!

Get ready for another spirited week-long celebration of our diverse team and community members! All guests can participate in special activities from June 4-10.

A stingray is fed seafood

How to Feed a Stingray

Feeding a stingray takes a little more effort than leaving food out or sprinkling it into our Indian River Lagoon aquarium!

A preschooler plays with blocks

Creativity, imagination and play at Nature Preschool

Nature meets creativity, imagination and play at our Wildlife Explorers Nature Preschool! This play-based nature school opened last year as a way to give young learners from 3 to 4 years old – and their parents! – a unique preschool experience.

A volunteer twirls seagrass around floral wire.

Planting Seagrass in the Indian River Lagoon

Our Restore Our Shores (ROS) conservation program has started planting small beds of seagrass in the lagoon for a new experimental project.

A sea turtle eats algae

Growing Algae for Sea Turtles

Our Sea Turtle Healing Center team has started growing algae for their patients! Diet is so important for recovering patients.