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Celebrating Women in Science: Dee Maynard, Education Coordinator

This International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we wanted to introduce you to a few of our Zoo team members and get their insights on their fields. Meet Dee Maynard, our Education Coordinator for School Programs!

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Remembering Sammy

It is with great sadness that we share Dromedary camel Sammy unexpectedly passed away on Thursday morning. 


Vote to Help Us Win Best Zoo!

For the fourth 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!

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Performing Surgery on a Fish

Have you ever wondered how fish undergo surgery? One of our pinfish needed to have their eye removed recently.

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Join Us in Celebrating Black History Month

For the second year in a row, we will be celebrating Black History Month at the Zoo – and you’re invited to join us!

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Making Kayaking More Accessible

We are excited to share that a new experience is now available at the Zoo: Accessible kayaking!

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Building a Seagrass Nursery

In partnership with the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI), the Zoo is building a seagrass nursery in Melbourne Beach.

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Our 200th Sea Turtle Release

We are thrilled to share with you that our Sea Turtle Healing Center is gearing up to release its 200th sea turtle! Sub-adult green sea turtle Hope is set to be returned to the ocean on Wednesday, January 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach.