Brevard Zoo and Treetop Trek
Brevard Zoo advertises itself as a little zoo that does big things, and it’s true. The emphasis at the zoo is on experiencing a variety of wildlife and having some unique adventures, all reinforcing a message of Conservation through Education and Participation.
As well as a range of interactive wildlife experiences and adventures, the zoo offers a self-guided aerial obstacle course with zip lines as part as part of the separate Treetop Trek.
What to Expect on a Visit to Brevard Zoo
This modern well-planned zoo is set on 50 acres and has over 500 animals with 130+ different species. The animals are divided into various “lands” such as Expedition Africa, Australia and Asia, Wild Florida, La Selva Rainforest and Paws On.
Feeding the giraffes is one of the highlights in Expedition Africa as they approach and extend their long necks to take the offered leaf, displaying their long black tongue. Rhinos, antelopes, camels, impalas, cute lemurs, exotic birds and gangly ostriches can all be seen in this exciting area.
You will find some of the world’s most unusual animals in the Australia Asia land where kangaroos and wallabies bound around. Colorful cassowaries, plump kookaburras and squawking parrots make a lively display and there’s also the chance to hand feed the brightly colored rainbow lorikeets. Gibbons from Asia can also be seen swinging from trees and generally showing off to visitors.
Wild Florida is a home-from-home for the alligators, crocodiles, flamingoes, otters, wolves, turtles, Sandhill cranes and birds of prey that make this zone their home. The best way to discover them in their natural environment is by kayaking across the wetland area.
Monkeys, vultures, beautifully coated jaguars, scaly anteaters, sloths, tapirs, tamarinds, tortoises and toucans abound in the South American La Selva zone.
Paws On provides more interactive animal experiences with a Lagoon Aquarium, Turtle Beach and Upland Area where gopher tortoises hang out. Pet some of the animals, help construct an animal home or dig for clues in this fun area. There’s the chance for visitors to……..
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