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Celebrating Our Florida Black Bear Trio

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

A Florida black bear walking away from a tub

Checking in on Brody the Florida Black Bear

When our CT became fully functional last year, there was one animal resident who was at the top of our veterinary team’s list for a scan: 3-year-old Brody the Florida black bear.

An Update: Caring for Florida Black Bear Cubs

We’re so excited to provide an update on this cub who spent two weeks with us in August receiving medical and nutritional care: She’ll be heading back to her natural range this December! 

A Florida black bear cub.

Caring for Florida Black Bear Cubs

We’ve started providing temporary medical and nutritional care to Florida black bear cubs in need in an effort to help them on their rehabilitation journey with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  

Giving ZOOday: Support our Bear Trio

This Giving ZOOday, we’re asking for your help to support the level of care we give our Florida black bears, Cheyenne, Brody and Betty.

A Florida black bear licks a sealed yellow container

Testing Bear-Resistant Items with Brody and Cheyenne

Brevard Zoo’s two adult Florida black bears will test potential bear-resistant products like garbage cans, food storage bins, and more.

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.

Florida black bear Cheyenne searches for sunflower seeds dispersed by a new environmental enrichment device.

Giving Our Black Bears a Unique Form of Enrichment

A new device will build on our animal care staff’s efforts and allow our bears to enjoy some extra enrichment with the opportunity to have some control over their environment as well.