201 Brevard Zoo Patrons Donate More Than $12,000 to Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center

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The average releasable turtle costs $2,000 to treat

Earlier this week, 201 Brevard Zoo members and other animal lovers pitched in $12,815 for the Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center, which exists to rehabilitate and release sick and injured sea turtles from Brevard County and beyond. (Brevard Zoo image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Earlier this week, 201 Brevard Zoo members and other animal lovers pitched in $12,815 for the Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center, which exists to rehabilitate and release sick and injured sea turtles from Brevard County and beyond.

The social media fundraiser was part of Giving Zoo Day, an international Giving Tuesday campaign that aims to engage communities in local zoo and aquarium philanthropy. 

The average releasable patient costs $2,000 to treat, which means the funds will cover rehabilitation expenses for six sea turtles. 

“Brevard County is home to some of the world’s most critical sea turtle habitat, and our community takes great pride in that fact,” said Shanon Gann, the Zoo’s sea turtle program manager.

“They turned their passion into action, and we could not be more grateful for their support.” 

The Zoo is still accepting donations, CLICK HERE to donate. 

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