MELBOURNE, Fla., June 4, 2021 — Readers of USA TODAY 10Best, a travel and lifestyle website, have voted Brevard Zoo one of the top 10 zoos in North America. The Zoo took sixth place overall and is the only Florida facility on the list.

Zoo guests often cite unique animal experiences, such as kayaking next to giraffe and ziplining above monkeys and otters; lush, jungle-like landscaping; and the friendliness of staff and volunteers as the highlights of their visit.

“We’re proud to offer authentic, innovative animal adventures you won’t find anywhere else,” said Keith Winsten, the Zoo’s executive director. “We are grateful to 10Best’s readers for recognizing what makes us so special, and we hope this encourages more people to visit the Zoo and Florida’s Space Coast.”

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

The Aquarium Project is a plan to construct a world-class aquarium and conservation center at Port Canaveral. More information is available at

Elliot Zirulnik, Communications Manager
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