2012/6/18 Category: Keeper News
This May, we celebrated Cinco de Rhino all month long at the Zoo! The zookeepers held a bake sale fundraiser and displayed rhino artwork on May 5 and 6, provided fun enrichment for our rhinos, and made a commitment to donate 25% of all May proceeds from Rhino Encounters towards rhino conservation efforts. With your help, we are proud to announce we raised more than $600!
Want a chance to meet our rhinos up close? The Zoo offers Rhino Encounters daily from 12 to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 per person, and $10 per person for Zoo members. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at Kayak Beach, located in Expedition Africa.
For more rhino fun, click here to see Max the Rhino meet a new friend, the Triceratops!
2011/9/30 Category: Keeper News
A female Masai giraffe born Saturday, August 27, at the Brevard Zoo is now out on exhibit! Be sure to stop by the giraffe platform on your next visit to the Zoo and meet the new giraffe baby. The new giraffe was born to dad, Raffiki, and mom, Johari. This is the fourth birth for Johari. Other offspring include Melvin, 5, who recently went to the Metro Richmond Zoo this past spring; Stephanie, 3, who now resides at Disney?s Animal Kingdom; and Joey, who turned 1 in March and still resides at the Zoo. Milenna, the Zoo?s other Masai giraffe, gave birth to a male, Rafeano, in April.
2010/9/14 Category: Keeper News
Last week keepers noticed a new addition to the Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin family. It seems our breeding pair Cleo and Palo were successful again. They have one new baby, and so far everyone seems to be doing well. The baby is holding onto Cleo very well, and the keepers have seen it nursing. At this point the baby blends in very well with the mother?s fur, so it is difficult to see. The older siblings, born last May, have been seen by the keepers taking a keen interest in the new family member. The Zoo would like to invite you to see the new baby, but ask that everyone please be respectful and quiet.
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