For about 15 years, our Zoo has been one of a handful of conservation breeding programs for the Perdido Key beach mouse. We’re hoping to help expand that number as well as awareness of this critically endangered species with its recent addition to the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ (AZA) SAFE program.
Our Restore Our Shores (ROS) team is always looking to try new methods in its efforts to improve the Indian River Lagoon, whether it’s taking on an experimental seagrass planting project or trying out a new material in our oyster restoration projects. One such new material: coquina!
Our animal care team takes a special training course in order to learn how to do hoof trims on animal residents like our giraffe!
Our second breeding season for the critically endangered Florida grasshopper sparrows has ended with incredible success!
We’re sorry to share that we made the difficult decision to euthanize the leader of our black howler monkey troop, 19-year-old Stormy, due to advanced kidney failure.
We’re heartbroken to share that Rafiki, one of our original five giraffes to be on habitat when Expedition Africa opened in 2003, was humanely euthanized following ongoing age-related medical issues.
Our 25-year-old giraffe Rafiki is experiencing some health issues. We’re hopeful that our innovative care will help him continue to age comfortably with us.
One of our Sea Turtle Healing Center patients, Spicy Hawaiian the juvenile green sea turtle, has been receiving this treatment!