Your Zoo visit benefits animals and people across the globe through our Quarters for Conservation program! Twenty-five cents of each daily ticket and $5 from each membership purchased go toward one of our featured conservation organizations.
These organizations are chosen based on a variety of criteria. We strive to select organizations that reflect our mission of sharing our joy of nature to help wildlife and people thrive.
Here are the first three organizations for 2023:
ICAS – Wild Animal Conservation Institute
Busy roads can be dangerous for many animals, including giant anteaters. This project aims to reduce car strikes through monitoring and education, while also providing a second chance for anteater pups rescued from the road. These pups are raised with the help of local community members and then monitored after they are released to ensure they are doing well. Watch a video update from this organization below.
International Rhino Foundation
Poaching is the greatest threat to rhinos in South Africa. While rangers are well-trained at catching poachers, they do not have the legal knowledge needed to build successful cases against poaching crimes. This project will help rangers learn to collect evidence, conduct searches and report incidents to make sure that those caught poaching rhinos are successfully prosecuted.
The Gunung Leuser National Park in Sumatra, Indonesia is one of the last remaining places where Sumatran orangutans, tigers and elephants as well as Malayan sun bears coexist. This community-driven project trains and employs community members to patrol the borders of this critical area so that both humans and animals may thrive.
You can vote for one of these three organizations to receive extra funding until June 2023 – and then three new conservation projects will be featured to vote on for the remainder of the year.
To place your vote, visit our new station near the gift shop at the front of the Zoo. Thank you for supporting our Zoo and fellow conservation organizations around the world!
Brevard Zoo is an independent, not-for-profit organization that receives no recurring government funding for our operating costs. Your generous support enables us to continue to serve our community and continue our vital animal wellness, education and conservation programs.