NOVEMBER 30, 2021

Brevard County sees nearly triple the number of manatee rescues—and deaths—than any other Florida county. Already this year, we’ve seen the manatee death toll surpass previous records. 

Your Zoo wants to answer the call to help this beloved Florida animal. We want to establish a manatee rescue team to help our partners at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. While FWC will continue to take the lead in area manatee rescues, our trained team will be a resource for them to call on as manatee rescue season ramps up. 

We need $30,000 to establish this team with the crucial emergency equipment and manpower. Can we count on your support?


For more information about our #GivingZOOday campaign, read our blog post. If you’re not in a position to make a financial contribution, you can still help us reach our goal by sharing our posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or creating a Facebook fundraiser.


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