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A Masai giraffe stands in a stall.

Welcoming a New Giraffe to the Tower

Our giraffe tower is getting a little larger! A 1-year-old female Masai giraffe, Tisa, has joined our group from her birthplace, the Virginia Zoo.

A posed photo of our giraffe Rafiki.

Remembering Rafiki

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.

A photo of Rafiki the giraffe

Rafiki’s New Shoes

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.

Giraffe Aiden looks at the camera

Aidan’s Big Move

Aidan the giraffe will soon head to Kansas City Zoo to start a tower of his own.

A keeper holds a cake made of rye crackers to Rafiki the giraffe

Happy Birthday, Rafiki!

Rafiki the Masai giraffe is turning 24 years old! He is one of the best-known animal residents at Brevard Zoo.

The Zoo’s Best Animal Dads

Our animal fathers may not tell dad jokes, but we think they’re pretty awesome anyways! This Father’s Day, we wanted to give you a look at some of our favorite animal dads within the Zoo.

Johari the giraffe

Remembering Johari: An Update

We’d like to thank our Zoo community for their kind words and condolences after the unexpected death of our giraffe matriarch Johari in January. As promised in our initial blogpost, we’d like to share the findings from the necropsy report of our giraffe Johari. 

Johari the giraffe

Remembering Johari

We are heartbroken to share that Brevard Zoo’s giraffe matriarch Johari passed away this weekend following a medical procedure.