ZooTampa at Lowry Park

ZooTampa at Lowry Park ZooTampa at Lowry Park is a place of unforgettable, natural connections.

ZooTampa is home to more than 1,100 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Zoo brings together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections.

This isn't your average bird beak! The shoebill stork's beak measures up to 15 inches, making it the largest bill of any...
01/08/2024

This isn't your average bird beak! The shoebill stork's beak measures up to 15 inches, making it the largest bill of any land bird! It's also how they got their name as it looks like clog!

Every step tells a story of resilience and survival 🐾 Florida panthers are among the rarest cats in the world. This icon...
01/07/2024

Every step tells a story of resilience and survival 🐾 Florida panthers are among the rarest cats in the world.

This iconic species is only found in South Florida and faces population threats due to habitat destruction, fragmentation, road collisions, etc. An estimated 230 Florida panthers are left in the wild.

There is still hope for this iconic Florida species. 🐾 We can all play a vital role in protecting this amazing species. Drive cautiously in areas near panther territory, especially at dawn and dusk. Roads divide habitat and present a constant hazard to any animal attempting to cross from one side to the other. By working together, we can ensure these Panthers continue to roam for generations to come!

01/05/2024

Today is National Bird Day! 🐦️🐤🐧

Birds have been around for over 150 million years! Today we’re celebrating all our feathered friends and shining a spotlight on the issues critical to the protection and survival of birds. Many bird species are threatened by habitat loss, disease, and the illegal pet trade.

In addition to birds being incredibly important to their natural ecosystems, they are also barometers of our planets’ environmental health. They pollinate our flowers, disperse seeds, and even control insect populations.

The fact that so many bird species are under threat thanks to the illegal pet trade, disease, and habitat loss means it’s more important than ever to raise public awareness of the needs of birds. The survival of hundreds of species depends on it! 🪶

It’s more important than ever to raise public awareness of the needs of birds. There are so many ways to support bird conservation. 🐦‍⬛For example, plant a native tree, build a bird feeder, or visit your local Zoo. Spread your wings and take action for birds!


01/03/2024

Komodo Dragon Name Announcement!

Did you hear? Tomorrow is National Day of Trivia! 🤪Here is some ZooTampa trivia to help you at your next trivia night! 🌟...
01/03/2024

Did you hear? Tomorrow is National Day of Trivia! 🤪Here is some ZooTampa trivia to help you at your next trivia night!

🌟 There are more than 2,800 zoos and aquariums all over the world
🌟The City of Tampa opened ZooTampa in the 1930s
🌟ZooTampa received accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 1989 (The same year Taylor Swift was born)
🌟ZooTampa cares for more than 1,100 animals and participates in nearly 100 of AZA’s networks for managing endangered and threatened species

Forget resolutions; we're all about adventures at ZooTampa! This year, prepare to explore further and get wilder than ev...
01/02/2024

Forget resolutions; we're all about adventures at ZooTampa! This year, prepare to explore further and get wilder than ever before with our Year of MORE! 🤩🐾

🌟 Join us later this month for a new limited-time event, Prehistoric Predators, where you'll come face to face with our planet’s most ferocious predators of the past!

🌟 Explore a reimagined Australia Realm featuring a new family-friendly ride, Aussie Trek, expanded water and dry play areas, enhanced retail shop, bar, and new restaurant. Coming this Spring!

🌟 Get ready for the unveiling of Stingray Shores, an exciting interactive habitat where you can touch and feed stingrays as they gracefully swim by. This immersive experience will leave you in awe!

🌟 And let's not forget our unforgettable seasonal events: Creatures of the Night and Christmas in the Wild! These family favorites are back to fill your year with memories that will last a lifetime.

With our pay-for-a-day pass and memberships, the possibilities for discovery are endless. Make 2024 your wildest adventure yet at ZooTampa. For more information, please visit: https://zootampa.org/year-of-more/

01/01/2024

Welcome, 2024! 🐧 💦 We are diving into the New Year with a splash!

May your 2024 be filled with adventure, excitement, and plenty of reasons to waddle with joy!

#2024

🤔🦏 DYK? The greater one-horned rhino, also known as the Indian rhino, is the second largest land mammal in Asia (the fir...
12/31/2023

🤔🦏 DYK? The greater one-horned rhino, also known as the Indian rhino, is the second largest land mammal in Asia (the first being the Asian elephant). 🦏

🤔Did you know you can still make a lasting impact this holiday season for the animals that call ZooTampa home, by donati...
12/30/2023

🤔Did you know you can still make a lasting impact this holiday season for the animals that call ZooTampa home, by donating to our 2023 Giving Tree. 🎄🐧🦎

You have until midnight, December 31st, to make a gift for 2023!

🐧Our Giving Tree provides the opportunity for guests to make a direct impact on our animals’ well-being through enrichment gifts! Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunities to exercise choice and control over their environment, and enhances their well-being. We want to give a big thank you to everyone who has given to our Giving Tree program so far! 🎄⁠

🐘For more information on how you can donate to the giving tree this year, please visit: https://zootampa.org/zootampa-animal-giving-tree/

We thank you for helping make every year a successful and fulfilling one at the Zoo! 🥰🐾

🤔Did you know? Within the neck of a flamingo, there are 19 vertebrae which enables the birds to move their necks in such...
12/30/2023

🤔Did you know? Within the neck of a flamingo, there are 19 vertebrae which enables the birds to move their necks in such unique ways!⁠

Great flexibility in the neck implies that flamingos can reach down into the water for food and reach far back to clean their feathers! 🦩

🐅 Conservation of Malayan tigers is crucial for preserving biodiversity and maintaining a healthy ecosystem. These majes...
12/29/2023

🐅 Conservation of Malayan tigers is crucial for preserving biodiversity and maintaining a healthy ecosystem. These majestic animals are facing numerous threats, including habitat loss, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict. It is imperative that we take immediate action to protect this critically endangered species for future generations. 🐯

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the United States’s Endangered Species Act. 🦏 DYK? 🤔This crucial step was designed t...
12/28/2023

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the United States’s Endangered Species Act. 🦏 DYK? 🤔This crucial step was designed to protect critically imperiled species from extinction as a "consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation". It was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on December 28, 1973.

For more than 50 years, the ESA has provided a critical pathway for conserving threatened and endangered species and protecting the ecosystems on which they depend.

The Endangered Species Act has not just been about preserving our wildlife, but it's also about preserving our commitment to future generations. We are hopeful to look ahead to the next 50! 💙🐾

We love to offer guests up-close experiences with wildlife! 🦏🦒🤔Did you know? You can get eye-to-eye with the world’s tal...
12/27/2023

We love to offer guests up-close experiences with wildlife! 🦏🦒

🤔Did you know? You can get eye-to-eye with the world’s tallest animal as you participate in a training session with our giraffe family!

This would be a great way to celebrate the season with the entire family!

For more information on our Giraffe encounter, please visit: https://zootampa.org/encounters/

Today is Visit the Zoo Day! 😁Here at the ZooTampa, we firmly believe every day is a great opportunity to visit a Zoo and...
12/27/2023

Today is Visit the Zoo Day! 😁

Here at the ZooTampa, we firmly believe every day is a great opportunity to visit a Zoo and have a fantastic WILD adventure, but this particular day is a little more special. ❤️

Visit the Zoo Day occurs during the holiday season, and if you are traveling, it’s a perfect opportunity to explore a new Zoo. 🐾

Comment and tell us all about your favorite ZooTampa memories! We love to hear about them!

Capable of picking up everything from a single grain of rice to fallen logs, the elephant’s trunk is an amazing animal a...
12/26/2023

Capable of picking up everything from a single grain of rice to fallen logs, the elephant’s trunk is an amazing animal appendage! The trunk contains up to 40,000 individual muscles (compared to about 600 in the entire human body)! 🐘

Zoey the Zoo Elf's been twinkling brighter than the Christmas lights at ZooTampa! Her elf heart was overflowing with joy...
12/24/2023

Zoey the Zoo Elf's been twinkling brighter than the Christmas lights at ZooTampa! Her elf heart was overflowing with joy, and she couldn't help but spread it to every creature she met! ⛄️❤️

Though her visit may be coming to an end soon, Zoey's elf memory is as long as Santa's list! She can't wait to return next year, bringing even more holiday cheer and discovering new adventures in this wonderland of wild friends! 🎄🐾

Naughty or Nice? Santa's making his list and checking it twice! Look and see who made it! Nice List: 💚 Jaime: Always fin...
12/24/2023

Naughty or Nice? Santa's making his list and checking it twice! Look and see who made it!

Nice List:

💚 Jaime: Always finishes her leafy greens and veggies!
💚 Manatees: These gentle sea cows show us the power of friendship!
💚Zach: Pure niceness in hoofed form! (With a smile that could melt anyone’s heart!)

Naughty List:

❤️Kitsune: Borrowing Zoey the Zoo Elf's hat? Naughty! But who could resist that penguin waddle? (Elf hats are off-limits, Kitsune – stick to fish!)
❤️Campbell & Newberry: Turning your keepers' phones into selfie albums! Although, the poses are paw-some!
❤️Binti Bongo: So cute she is stopping the Expedition Wild Africa tram as everyone takes photos! (Cameras, beware – those poses might fill your memory card!)
❤️Binturongs: After our team added special signs to show their favorite spots… they changed up where they hang out!

We hope everyone has a great Christmas Eve! 🌲🎅🏽We hope you're all on the nice list this year!

Scales and smiles! 🐍Zoey stopped by to check in on the Copperhead snakes in Manatee Tunnel! Did you know? They can vibra...
12/23/2023

Scales and smiles! 🐍

Zoey stopped by to check in on the Copperhead snakes in Manatee Tunnel!

Did you know? They can vibrate their tails rapidly like rattlesnakes, even though they don't have rattles, to warn predators!

‘Tis the Season for Christmas in the Wild! 🎄🎅🏽Don't miss the holiday fun at ZooTampa with all your favorite animals feat...
12/23/2023

‘Tis the Season for Christmas in the Wild! 🎄🎅🏽

Don't miss the holiday fun at ZooTampa with all your favorite animals featuring new jolly adventures. 🎁

Special thanks to all our sponsors, for supporting Tampa's premiere family holiday tradition. 🎄

We are thankful to every one of our sponsors for making this event what it is! 🤶🏼😊

At ZooTampa you probably have a favorite animal resident. The best way to make your Zoo visit even more memorable is by ...
12/23/2023

At ZooTampa you probably have a favorite animal resident. The best way to make your Zoo visit even more memorable is by symbolically adopting an animal to help support expert animal care at the Zoo and our global conservation efforts.

As we celebrated World Monkey Day earlier this month, consider adopting one of your favorite primates like the Coloubus monkey! 🐵

To learn more about our symbolic adoptions please visit: https://zootampa.org/support/support-animals/

Zoey the Zoo Elf has sprinkled a touch of elf magic on the Expedition Wild Africa truck! ✨This was the perfect way for Z...
12/22/2023

Zoey the Zoo Elf has sprinkled a touch of elf magic on the Expedition Wild Africa truck! ✨

This was the perfect way for Zoey to get around and check in on many of the animals here at ZooTampa like our elephant herd! 🐘

Who do you think she will visit next before she heads back to the North Pole? 🎄

Splish Splash Al was taking a bath 🐢 💦 DYK? 🤔 Aldabra tortoises can live for more than 150 years.
12/22/2023

Splish Splash Al was taking a bath 🐢 💦 DYK? 🤔 Aldabra tortoises can live for more than 150 years.

Adorn your tree with something truly special 🐧🎅🏻 Make your tree sparkle with a unique touch. 🧑🏽‍🎄 ✨ These ornaments are ...
12/21/2023

Adorn your tree with something truly special 🐧🎅🏻

Make your tree sparkle with a unique touch. 🧑🏽‍🎄 ✨ These ornaments are not just decorations; they're cherished keepsakes for years to come.

This ornament is hand-painted on the inside of the glass and no two pieces are exactly alike! A perfect way to remember your holiday visit to ZooTampa this season. 🎄

To purchase please visit: https://zootampa.myshopify.com/.../christmas-in-the-wild... or visit the ZooTampa gift shop on your next visit!

Zoey the Zoo Elf met Boxy the Florida box turtle today! 🐢Did you know? Florida Box Turtles are incredibly long-lived, so...
12/20/2023

Zoey the Zoo Elf met Boxy the Florida box turtle today! 🐢

Did you know? Florida Box Turtles are incredibly long-lived, sometimes even with documented lifespans of over 100 years! That means they can witness centuries of changing landscapes and seasons!

Only a few days left to experience the glow of the holiday lights at Christmas in the Wild! 🎄✨ Feel the holiday magic ar...
12/20/2023

Only a few days left to experience the glow of the holiday lights at Christmas in the Wild! 🎄

✨ Feel the holiday magic around you at Christmas in the Wild! Enjoy your time with loved ones as you make new memories this holiday season. Don’t miss this Tampa tradition at ZooTampa with all your favorite animals featuring new jolly adventures. 🎄🎅🏻

Get your tickets or make your reservation today! https://zootampa.org/events/christmas-in-the-wild/

Elf power, activate! Zoey had another special visitor this week... Treasure, from City of Tampa! Zoey and Treasure explo...
12/19/2023

Elf power, activate! Zoey had another special visitor this week... Treasure, from City of Tampa!

Zoey and Treasure explored all of ZooTampa, and even stopped by at our Indian Rhino Encounter! Although, They were a bit small next to Jamie. Indian Rhinos can weigh between 4000-6000lbs!

Zoey the Zoo Elf and Treasure, the city elf, sure are making memories brighter than Tampa sunshine! ☀️

12/19/2023

Recently, ZooTampa, the Yob Family Foundation, the Team Godwin Foundation and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers joined forces to create a day of unforgettable holiday magic for children impacted by homelessness.

We were able to give out more than a few smiles and gifts during this special event, making sure these kids got an extra special Christmas.🎄

As you can see, the fun was endless! The holiday season is all about giving back and making a difference within our community! ✨️❤️🎄

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ZooTampa at Lowry Park is home to more than 1,300 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Zoo brings together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections.


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