Brevard Zoo to award annual grant to conservation partner

MELBOURNE, Fla., November 14, 2019 — Brevard Zoo has announced that long-term conservation partner Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary will be the recipient of a $5,000 grant to be awarded every year in perpetuity. These monies are sourced from Zoo admission and membership sales.

The two not-for-profit organizations have worked closely together for many years. Zoo veterinarians regularly visit the Hospital to examine patients and lead procedures. In addition to these in-kind contributions, the Zoo has gifted more than $35,000 to the Hospital since 2006.

The Hospital takes in more than 5,000 animals per year, including otters, bobcats, deer, owls, herons, songbirds, turtles and tortoises. It is the only entity of its kind in Brevard County.

“By rehabilitating and releasing native wildlife, the services the Hospital provides enable our local ecosystem to thrive,” said Jody Palmer, director of conservation programs at the Zoo. “This grant is a symbol of our appreciation for everything they do.”

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Brevard Zoo is home to more than 900 animals representing 195 species from all over the world. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in the fields of animal wellness, education and conservation. More information is available at www.brevardzoo.org.

Treetop Trek features five aerial obstacle courses that whisk guests above parts of the Zoo and through lush Florida landscapes. More information is available at www.treetoptrek.com.

The Aquarium Project is a plan to construct a world-class aquarium and conservation center at Port Canaveral. More information is available at www.theaquariumproject.org.

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