BREVARD ZOO One of the BEST – We Knew That!

July 21, 2020 – The Brevard Zoo has been named one of the top zoos in North America by the Readers of USA Today’s 10Best website. The zoo placed in fifth place overall.  It was the only zoo in Florida to make the list and ranked the highest in the Southeastern United States. Viera residents who have visited the zoo know it is a great facility.  This can be attributed to the outstanding leadership and dedicated staff of Brevard Zoo.

giraffe feeding“Our Zoo isn’t as big as some of the others on the list, but what we lack in size, we make up for in immersive exhibits, one-of-a-kind animal experiences, and a commitment to wildlife locally and around the globe,” said Keith Winsten, the Zoo’s executive director. “We are grateful to the readers of 10Best for their support, and we hope this draws more attention to Florida’s Space Coast.”

jaguar“This is such an incredible honor for us to have one of our gems listed in a top 10 national poll like this,” said Peter Cranis, Executive Director of the Space Coast Office of Tourism. “It is a testament to the vision and hard work the Zoo staff and community have put in to make our local Zoo truly one of the best in the country.”


Brevard Zoo is home to more than 900 animals representing 195 species from all over the world. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in the fields of animal wellness, education and conservation. More information is available at

treetop trekTreetop Trek features five aerial obstacle courses that whisk guests above parts of the Zoo and through lush Florida landscapes. More information is available at


For more information:

Elliot Zirulnik, Communications Manager
321-254-9453, ext. 236

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