A small group of people with a big dream...building a zoo. A world-class zoo that would serve as a conservation hub where people could gather to learn about animals. A place to escape from the urban world and get closer to nature, to be reminded of the diversity of the life with which we share this planet.
They had the vision, but now they needed the resources. Frank Vega, past publisher of Florida Today, recruited several community leaders and the dream started to take form. Executives from the major aerospace companies formed teams to work on architectural designs as well as to provide the labor for the new zoo. A. Duda and Sons generously donated the land - a prime location - for the zoo.
“Wildlife conservation through education and participation.”
To support that mission, we focus on:
-Caring responsibly, professionally and passionately for our animals
-Connecting visitors to the natural world through a relevant, unique and enjoyable Zoo experience
-Educating diverse audiences through authentic learning activities and through our on-going partnership with Brevard Public Schools and other educational providers
-Inspiring and engaging our community in conservation action through participation
-Achieving conservation results by working directly with Florida species, supporting international programs and developing training programs and workshops
-Contributing to the financial health of the region through prudent, accountable and entrepreneurial management.