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Florida black bear Cheyenne searches for sunflower seeds dispersed by a new environmental enrichment device.

Giving Our Black Bears a Unique Form of Enrichment

A new device will build on our animal care staff’s efforts and allow our bears to enjoy some extra enrichment with the opportunity to have some control over their environment as well.

A den.

Learning from Our New Bear Dens

Our animal care team wasn’t quite sure what to expect when we built dens for our two Florida black bears, Cheyenne and Brody. After a few months, we are excited to share that we have learned a lot!

Two Florida black bears stare at each other

Celebrate FebruBeary with our Florida black bears!

We’re calling this month “FebruBeary” in honor of our two Florida black bears, Brody and Cheyenne! Celebrate them with us!

A Florida black bear peeks inside of his den at Brevard Zoo.

Giving our Florida Black Bears a Special Winter Home

Brevard Zoo keepers are encouraging our two bears, Brody and Cheyenne, to act on their natural instinct to hole up during the upcoming winter months by providing them with the start of dens.

Brody on the Mend

Following Brody’s MRI last month, we’re optimistic about this little bear’s future.

Brody Gets an MRI Scan

Brody is one of the first bears in history to undergo this diagnostic procedure.

Brody’s Second Round of Stem-Cell Therapy

Year-old bear Brody should be feeling some relief from this innovative procedure.

A Year With Brody

Brody has been on quite a journey.