Katy Massey

Zoo “shell-abrates” conservation with grant award

Zoo “shell-abrates” conservation with grant award

As part of their global wildlife conservation efforts, the Gulf Breeze Zoo recently awarded a 2019 Zoofari Parks Conservation Grant of $5,000 to help protect a threatened species closer to home. The University of West Florida’s (UWF) biology department team will use the grant to protect local Gopher tortoises. Project manager Dr. Phil Darby is […]

Gulf Breeze Zoo raffles ape-created artwork

Gulf Breeze Zoo raffles ape-created artwork

Gulf Breeze Zoo visitors have an opportunity to add a unique piece of art to their homes created by a very special team of burgeoning artists. Orangutans Brandee, Indah, Louie, Sara, Maggie and youngster Artie tried their hand at painting, and the results are being raffled off now through Sept. 30 to help their counterparts […]

Gulf Breeze Zoo supports international conservation efforts

Gulf Breeze Zoo supports international conservation efforts

Several hooved and horned animals that call Gulf Breeze Zoo home may one day be heroes to their species thanks to a partnership between the zoo and international conservancy effort Source Population Alliance (SPA). The zoo contributes by maintaining healthy populations of endangered and critically endangered species and working with other facilities across the U.S., […]

Gulf Breeze Zoo has two new elusive ambassadors

Gulf Breeze Zoo has two new elusive ambassadors

Study of this elusive predatory cat has challenged scientist for years. To catch even a glimpse of clouded leopards, researches employ motion activated cameras, and satellite tracking collars are used to study their secretive behavior. Read the full article in the Jan. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or […]