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A posed photo of our giraffe Rafiki.

Remembering Rafiki

We’re heartbroken to share that Rafiki, one of our original five giraffes to be on habitat when Expedition Africa opened in 2003, was humanely euthanized following ongoing age-related medical issues.

An eastern bongo calf lays on the ground.

Welcoming a New Baby Eastern Bongo

In another win for a critically endangered species, our female Eastern bongo Clover gave birth to another calf on August 25!

A sedated ring-tailed lemur receives gold bead acupuncture.

Providing Gold Bead Acupuncture to Aging Animals

Two of our older animal residents recently received gold bead implants, a permanent type of acupuncture, as our animal care team works to help them age comfortably with us.  

Africa keepers work with giraffe

National Zookeeper Week: Africa Team

This week, we’re putting the spotlight on the incredible animal care staff at Brevard Zoo. Read on to learn about our Africa team!

Expedition Africa at Brevard Zoo

Updates in Expedition Africa

Brevard Zoo’s Expedition Africa loop will soon be undergoing a massive makeover to make it even better – and feature our lion brothers! Due to this construction project, this are will be closed from August 7 to September 25.

Southern white rhino

Using Science to Breed Our Rhinos: A Bittersweet Ending

It is with bittersweet emotions that we share that after many months of collaborative efforts, we are marking the end of our rhino AI journey after learning that 21-year-old Kibibi is not pregnant.

Southern ground hornbill

Meet the Animals: Southern Ground Hornbills

Meet our Southern ground hornbills, J.D. and Newman! J.D. has been at our Zoo for about 20 years, while Newman has been with us for 11 years.

A Cape porcupine lays near some reddish rocks.

Meet Our New Cape Porcupine

Our meerkat habitat will be looking extra sharp with the addition of a new animal resident!