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A Florida black bear licks a sealed yellow container

Testing Bear-Resistant Items with Brody and Cheyenne

Brevard Zoo’s two adult Florida black bears will test potential bear-resistant products like garbage cans, food storage bins, and more.

A Florida black bear cub

Caring for Another Orphaned Bear Cub

Brevard Zoo is now home to an orphaned female bear cub! She will be moved to our Wild Florida loop in the near future.

White-tailed deer

Welcoming A White-Tailed Deer Fawn

Brevard Zoo recently welcome white-tailed deer fawn Plum to our Wild Florida loop! Plum can’t be released back to her natural habitat.

Capone the alligator snapping turtle swimming around his habitat

HOW old is that turtle?

If the turtle you spot in our Zoo looks particularly good for their age, well, they just might be doing pretty well for their age too! 

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!

Gulf Coast Box Turtle

Can You Spot the Animal Resident in This Habitat?

Walking through Wild Florida, you may miss one of the animal residents who call this loop home: Killer, the Gulf Coast box turtle.