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Brevard Zoo Need Help Caring For Its Three Black Bears On Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday and Brevard Zoo is hoping people use today to help their adorable Florida black bear residents.

The zoo is trying to raise $25,000 to cover the cost of food, toys and more for Cheyenne, Brody and Betty, the zoo’s three black bears.

Brevard Zoo's three Florida black bears, Cheyenne, Brody and little Betty, came to the zoo after it was determined they could not be in the wild.

Brevard Zoo Black Bears

The zoo is now using for support in helping to continue providing the care for Cheyenne, Brody and Betty they deserve that allows them to act on their natural behaviors.

Brevard Zoo Black Bears

Cheyenne, 5, came to the zoo in 2018 because she became used to being fed by people.

Brody, 2, and Betty, 9 months old, were found separated from their mothers as cubs.

Despite this, the zoo said they try to encourage the bears’ natural instincts and give them the chance to live as close to a natural life as possible, with opportunities to forage for food, or to den for the winter.

They also provide enrichment activities in their habitats and change the programs as they observe the bears.

If you can donate to Brevard Zoo for Giving Tuesday, go to the zoo’s website.

Brevard Zoo Black Bears

Brevard Zoo is a 75-acre nonprofit facility located in Melbourne, Florida, United States, that is home to more than 900 animals representing more than 195 species from Florida, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The zoo features animal feedings, kayak tours, behind-the-scenes tours, and a train ride, along with the attraction Treetop Trek.

Brevard Zoo is a nonprofit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Brevard Zoo Black Bears


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