Animal Guardian

BECOME AN ANIMAL GUARDIAN

Keeping our animals happy, healthy and thriving has always been our top priority. As a not-for-profit organization that receives no recurring government funding for its operations, we rely on your patronage and generosity to care for all 900 of our residents—and given today’s ongoing economic hardships, your partnership and generosity are more crucial than ever.

Through an annual gift or monthly pledges, Animal Guardians help cover costs associated with food, enrichment and veterinary care for a Zoo resident of their choosing.

Your Guardianship recognizes a meaningful and unique relationship. As an expression of our deepest gratitude for your support, your name will appear here on the Animal Guardian page and you will receive insider updates about our animals at the Zoo during your pledge period. If your Guardianship is for one of our core species (listed below), your name will appear in the Zoo near your animal’s habitat.

 

ANIMALS AVAILABLE FOR GUARDIANSHIP

Black Bear

Diet: Omnivore pellets, hardboiled eggs, mixed fruit and mixed vegetables

Enrichment: Climbing structures, bubble baths, tractor tires and animal call recordings

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Black-handed spider monkey

Black-Handed Spider Monkey

Diet: Primate biscuits and mixed vegetables

Enrichment: Banana leaves, pinecones, foraging mats and kabob sticks

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GiraffeGiraffe

Diet: Hay, fresh browse, sweet potato, lettuce and rye crackers

Enrichment: PVC feeders, windchimes, baby powder and seasoning

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Giant otterGiant Otter

Diet: Catfish, mackerel, herring and trout

Enrichment: Coconuts, Christmas trees, pine straw and ice treats

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Grevy's zebraGrévy’s Zebra

Diet: Hay, apples and carrots

Enrichment: Scratching posts, logs, balls and music

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JaguarJaguar

Diet: Chicken, beef and capelin

Enrichment: Live fish, perfume, spices and snakeskin

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Komodo dragonKomodo Dragon

Diet: Chicken, beef and capelin

Enrichment: Tree branches, deer legs and frozen blood

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Linneaus's two-toed slothLinnaeus’s Two-Toed Sloth

Diet: Primate biscuits, hardboiled eggs and lettuce

Enrichment: Stuffed animals, rope vines and fresh browse

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MeerkatMeerkat

Diet: Ground meat, mealworms, celery, sweet potato and spinach

Enrichment: Leaf litter, palm fronds, cardboard tubes and Wiffle balls

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Red kangarooRed Kangaroo

Diet: Grain pellets, corn, carrots and sweet potato

Enrichment: Citrus peels, exercise balls, burlap sacks and wicker baskets

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Ring-tailed lemurRing-Tailed Lemur

Diet: Primate biscuits and mixed vegetables

Enrichment: Netting, puzzle feeders, bubbles and artificial turf

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Salmon-crested cockatooSalmon-Crested Cockatoo

Diet: Seeds, nuts and mixed fruit

Enrichment: Foraging boxes, paper, sprinklers and stacking games

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sea turtleSea Turtle

Diet: Fish, shrimp, crabs and algae

Enrichment: PVC “scratchies”

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White rhinocerosWhite Rhinoceros

Diet: Hay and grain pellets

Enrichment: Bamboo, clay, rocks and barrels

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If you have any questions regarding the Animal Guardian program, please contact us at development@brevardzoo.org.

Thank You to Our Animal Guardians

Black Bear: Artemis, Angela Asher, L3Harris, Rock Paper Simple and Brandi Wood
Cheetah: Artemis, L3Harris and Rock Paper Simple
Giant Otter: In memory of Jeremy E. Charles
Giraffe: Artemis, Peter & Lisa Burris-Meyer, L3Harris, McKelvey Family and Rock Paper Simple
Salmon-Crested Cockatoo: Alexander McKeel
Jaguar: Thomas O’Connor, Twin Rivers Insurance and Lincoln Watson
Linnaeus’s Two-Toed Sloth: Cass Montgomery and Twin Rivers Insurance
Meerkat: Paul & Shirley Friedland, L3Harris and Scott & Lolisa Monroe
Sea Turtle: Fin Pin Shop
Southern Ground Hornbill: Peter & Lisa Burris-Meyer
White Rhino: Artemis and Rock Paper Simple

Brevard Zoo is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services (www.800HELPFLA.COM) by calling 1-800-HELP-FLA toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.