Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes new arrival

Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes new arrival

Gabby and Geronimo, two reticulated giraffes who reside at the Gulf Breeze Zoo, welcomed their second baby, Gideon, on March 27. The new arrival, who is already more than 6 feet tall, joins his 16-month-old brother, Gamba. Zookeepers had been monitoring 13-year-old Gabby closely for several months before she gave birth, and reported that both mom […]

Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes new director

Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes new director

Not every zoo in the country has a director that holds a degree in landscape architecture, as well as has the credentials to run a zoo, but Gulf Breeze does. And that combination has been extremely useful since new zoo director Steve Jagielski arrived about six weeks ago. “I’m a ‘hands on guy.’ I don’t […]

Zoo sheds light on endangered species

Zoo sheds light on endangered species

The Gulf Breeze Zoo made sure patrons coming through their doors May 16 knew it was National Endangered Species Day. “This is the first time we’ve celebrated National Endangered Species Day to this extent,” said Zoo Marketing Director Valerie Pennock. Read more in the May 22 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.  

Kigali celebrates his second birthday

Kigali celebrates his second birthday

Kigali, celebrated his second birthday with zoo patrons and staff this afternoon. Rwanda (28), Kigali’s mom, opened all of the presents up for Kigali as he watched. They later shared in the food and treats that were in the boxes. Kigali was born on January 23rd 2012 to mother, Rwanda and dad, Babuka, via emergency […]

Gulf Breeze Zoo announces “Gamba” as winning giraffe name

Gulf Breeze Zoo announces “Gamba” as winning giraffe name

The baby giraffe born two months ago at Gulf Breeze Zoo finally has a name. After a month-long naming contest, Gulf Breeze Zoo announced today that the winning submission was Gamba, which is African in origin and means “warrior.” Two people submitted the name, and have won a behind the scenes tour with the entire […]

Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

The newest addition to Gulf Breeze Zoo certainly doesn’t fall short of expectations. New mom Gabby, an 11-year-old reticulated giraffe, gave birth to her first calf and the Zoo is asking for the community’s help in naming him. The 5’8’’ male calf was born on Nov. 10 and his birth has been long awaited. The Zoo […]