conservation

Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes baby giraffe Kai

Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes baby giraffe Kai

Gulf Breeze Zoo announced Tuesday the birth of a new giraffe calf named Kai. On Feb.  10, reticulated giraffe Kenya went into labor just after 8 p.m. in her birthing stall within the giraffe compound. Patient zoo staff anxiously watched her deliver a healthy boy calf, Kai, two hours later, just after 10 p.m. Animal […]

VIDEO: Orangutans return to Gulf Breeze Zoo

VIDEO: Orangutans return to Gulf Breeze Zoo

Gorillas are not the only great apes in our midst as a family of six orangutans arrived Tuesday at Gulf Breeze Zoo, a ZAA accredited facility. Learn more about the new residents here.  The Zoo has been working in conjunction with the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Connecticut to bring orangutans back to the facility. […]

Sea Turtle Extravaganza teaches pollution solutions

Sea Turtle Extravaganza teaches pollution solutions

Sea creatures constructed from garbage and turtle-tastic crafts were a few of the activities at this year’s Sea Turtle Extravaganza hosted Saturday by the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC). Dozens of volunteers interacted with visitors, teaching about conservation of one of Navarre Beach’s most prominent creatures: sea turtles. Volunteer Kade Knighten, 12, said […]

Hotel, RVs planned for Navarre Beach Marine Park

Hotel, RVs planned for Navarre Beach Marine Park

Despite being a source of contention with locals, the only commercial property in Navarre Beach Marine Park may see construction of a new hotel, RV parking, restaurant and more according to county records. But to move forward, the plans will have to go before the Board of County Commissioners for a vote Oct. 25. Property […]

Hands-on animal encounters form core of Lighthouse class

Hands-on animal encounters form core of Lighthouse class

For Lighthouse Private Christian Academy teacher Todd Quinn, work comes home with him. Literally. The zoology and agriculture instructor’s backyard is a bit of a zoo. Read the full article in the Oct. 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for […]

Humpback whale surprises Panhandle

Humpback whale surprises Panhandle

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officers got a super-sized surprise last week when a humpback whale made a visit to coastal waters along the Gulf of Mexico. The two officers were in the state waters less than 20 miles offshore near Panama City Beach Feb. 15 when they spotted an unusual ocean mammal. […]

Florida’s bald eagles flourish after conservation success

Florida’s bald eagles flourish after conservation success

Florida is one of the hot spots for the bald eagle population in the United States. Only Alaska and Minnesota have more bald eagles nesting in their states. There are 1,500 breeding pairs in Florida, and focused conservation efforts are behind the vitality of bald eagles in the state. Read the full article in the […]

Sea turtle welcomed to conservation center

Sea turtle welcomed to conservation center

She has finally arrived. The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s (NBSTCC) newest resident, an adult female loggerhead sea turtle, moved into her new 15,000 gallon tank Wednesday, July 20. Rescued by Sea World Orlando, the turtle’s shell measured 2 feet 7.5 inches long and she weighs almost 200 pounds. It is unclear how old […]