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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 cotton-top tamarin baby clings to the back of a family member.

Our New Cotton-Top Tamarin Twins

We’re ecstatic to announce that our cotton-top tamarin matriarch, Luna, gave birth to two babies in early January. Read more to learn how the troop is adjusting to this exciting change.

Lit string lights lying on the ground.

Recycle Your Holiday Lights at the Zoo

Have yourself a sustainable holiday season! We have a few suggestions on how.

A bluespotted fantail ray

Updates from the Field: A Rocha

Today, we’re learning more about one of our 2023 Quarters for Conservation recipients, A Rocha, from one of its participants, Bob Sluka.

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! 

Wildfire in Indonesia.

Helping Fight Indonesian Wildfires Through Our Emergency Wildlife Fund

Last week, through our Wildlife Emergency Funds (WEF), we sent support to Indonesian-based organization The Alliance of Integrated Forest Conservation (ALeRT) to assist them with fires threatening forest habitats and the lives of their rangers. Our funding has provided fire-safety equipment for firefighters, increased the team to provide intense habitat protection, and to purchase supplies to provide drinkable water for wildlife. It’s thanks to our guests and volunteers that we are able to help fund this project, and several others each year.

Our First Seagrass Nursery is Now Growing Seagrass!

Our first seagrass nursery is now fully functional and growing seagrass! This nursery, which was built in partnership with the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI), is in Melbourne Beach.