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A Tribute to Lorraine and Tessa

We recently made the difficult but humane decision to euthanize two of our most long-term residents.

Registrar at desk

Animal Registrar: A One-Person Information Station

The registrar may not be the face of the Zoo, but it’s one position we couldn’t operate without.

Babirusa piglet

Our First Babirusa Piglet Is Here!

On Saturday, August 4, two-year-old Piggy delivered Java, the first north Sulawesi babirusa ever born at the Zoo!

Gus, rainbow lorikeet

Goodbye, Gus

We are sad to report that Gus, our most famous rainbow lorikeet, died yesterday morning at the estimated age of nineteen.

Rafiki the giraffe

20 Years of Rafiki

When it comes to iconic Brevard Zoo animals, one stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Masaya the jaguar in overhead tunnel

Jaguars in Transition

Big changes are underway for the jaguars!

Keeper Patrick with terrapin

Meet the Keepers: Patrick

There’s something fishy about this keeper!

Keeper Ben with white-faced saki monkeys

Meet the Keepers: Ben

Ben is dedicated to making La Selva’s habitats as dynamic and enriching as possible.



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Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

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