Otters the size of human beings, eerie venomous snakes and super smart spider monkeys? It’s a weekend adventure that you’ll soon be able to enjoy at the Brevard Zoo.
South American giant otters and a cognitive testing area for spider monkeys will be two new exhibits at the Brevard Zoo. Both are scheduled to open on Nov. 16. as a part of the zoo’s $4.4 million Rainforest Revealed expansion, Florida Today reported.
“Giant otters are the largest otter in the world, they are my size,” said Brevard Zoo’s executive director, Keith Winsten. “You’ll get to watch them frolicking under water, as well as on land.”
The Spider monkey exhibit will expand their home to four habitats connected by “sky bridges.”
Want to get a closer look at these swingin’ primates? The zoo will offer people a way to get up high and watch the monkeys explore their new habitats.
The zoo will also feature the giant South American fish and venomous snakes as a part of the expansion.
“We’ll have the first venomous snakes at the Zoo,” Winsten said. “Working with venomous snakes takes a different skillset. There’s a lot of safety issues that you need to pay attention to, and we brought in new staff with a lot of expertise to do that.”
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