Places: The Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida

Today we are discussing a wonderful zoo that your family needs to visit:

Brevard Zoo Sign

It seems funny for me to be a part of this loop because I don’t usually enjoy zoos. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a rare exception, and the Brevard Zoo in Florida is another. The reason is that they are quite similar in their approach to displaying the animals and birds within, a way that I feel is more humane. As I share some details about the zoo, and some awesome pictures, what I mean should become clear.

So, ‘All Aboard!’ for a quick trip around the Brevard Zoo:

Brevard Zoo Train

Yes, it has a train! Put me in an observation car being pulled by a train (steam preferred) and I’ll even watch paint dry for hours! But this train takes you past some more interesting things than Sherman Williams latest color selections.

While we were on this trip, a camel walked beside us, and we saw several other free-roaming animals. A nice cut above simply seeing animals in cages!

Brevard Zoo Birds

When animals were in enclosures, there weren’t any chain link fences, which is what reminded me of Disney’s efforts in DAK. This zoo in Brevard simply cut out large chunks of space from the natural Florida landscape and used berms and wooden barriers to give a more natural feel. It was also easy to see that the animals were more content as they moved around in that natural environment.

Brevard Zoo Lake     Brevard Zoo Landscape

How many zoos can boast environments like this?

Seriously, although you walked along pathways, you truly felt like you were just passing through the State of Florida and coming across wildlife! A very organic experience.

Brevard Zoo Flamingo

To read more about this zoo, please see my earlier post entitled Trip Report: Brevard Zoo. you’ll find many more details and some great pictures not included here.

It would be impractical to list in one post all of the features and animals you will enjoy by visiting this progressive zoo. Suffice to say it is worth the trip!

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, Florida, U.S

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9 Responses to Places: The Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida

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  2. I am adding this to my personal bucket list! It looks so cool to be able to roam with the roaming animals.

  3. Becca says:

    How fun! I love the more natural approach to the zoo. And the train ride is an added bonus!

  4. roemottola says:

    Very cool! I never heard of this. I’m always looking for fun stuff to do in driving distance to WDW and this seems like a cool idea!

  5. I’ve never even heard of this zoo – but thanks to this post, and the other one you linked to, I now think this looks like a pretty neat zoo to visit! Thanks so much for sharing about it.

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