On Manatee Appreciation Day, the Zoo participated in the successful release of Furbie, a rescue Florida manatee. As population numbers increase, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo will continue our work to care for manatees and to help the public understand that, with simple actions, we can make a difference in their future.
In fact, increased manatee population numbers may mean the Zoo will see an increased number of manatees requiring rescue and care. Despite changes to the conservation status of the Florida manatee from “endangered” to “threatened,” the Zoo’s dedication to rescuing, rehabilitating and advocating for the species remains steadfast. #tlpz
Young families are what keep your zoo alive. I would suggest making a designated
I have been reading other reviews about how this is ...not infant friendly, but I have to say it's an amazing zoo for kids. Your so close to the animals and it is such an open environmen
I will agree with some reviews that you do need to better advertise what regions of the park are under constructi
Other than those facts, the zoo is great and my daughter loves visiting it multiple days in a row
Relax and rejuvenate at the return of “Yoga in the Wild” with Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, where you can pose like your favorite animals!
- For beginner, intermediate and advanced Yogis
- Led by instructor Lisa Wilson, E-RYT from Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation, a four-time winner of "Best of the Bay."
- Entry for Zoo Members is only $15 and $40 for non-members - both include Zoo admission....
- Arrive at 8:30 a.m. before class for a special animal mingle!
- Yoga in the Wild supports the Zoo's animal care and conservation programs.
- Yogis can now save their spot for future Yoga in the Wild classes for $114 - includes a Zoo Membership valid for 1 year!
Ommm in the morning and then namast’ay at the Zoo after your practice! To learn more, visit tlpz.org/Yoga
We are proud to be a part of this amazing journey leading to the successful release of this Florida panther!
The cat is out of the bag!
A Florida panther is enjoying his newfound freedom today thanks to a cooperative effort that started last summer after it was hit by ...a car. Our panther biologists and veterinarian responded to the scene of the incident and transported the injured male feline to the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida & 24-Hour ER in Naples, where he underwent surgery to repair three fractured legs. The two-year-old panther was then transferred to Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo for rehabilitation. Once his injuries healed, he was taken to White Oak Conservation Center where he had a larger space to exercise and recover. This week, veterinarians cleared the panther for release! Biologists will continue to monitor this panther as he transitions back into the wild at Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Management Area and surrounding areas. More photos: http://bit.ly/2HpDk7k
This rescue and release was made possible by our partners mentioned above as well as funds from the Protect the Panther license plate and donations to the Florida panther fund at the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this cause.
Purchase your panther license plate today at www.buyaplate.com.
If you live, work or visit panther country, there are steps you can do to enhance your safety and that of your friends, family and animals. More info: http://bit.ly/2qjMU2p.
Photo by Carlton Ward Jr., FWC
We asked for your help and you delivered! With over 1,000 total votes, we will reveal the name of our baby orangutan tomorrow at 10 a.m!
Join us at the Zoo or on Facebook LIVE as we reveal our baby girl's new name. Which name did you choose for her? Only one way to find out! #tlpz
Hey Zoo Members! Looking for the perfect Galentine's Day? Grab your girls and come kick it with us at the Zoo for an exclusive painting class after ZooU!
Grab a complimentary glass of champagne and choose to paint a design inspired by our African painted dogs on your own stemmed wine glass, stemless wine glass or pub glass!
Visit tlpz.org/ZooU to learn more on how to paint the town!
There are new dogs in town! We are thrilled to welcome a pair of African painted dogs to TLPZ - male, Hatari, and female, Layla! You can see meet these two in Ituri Forest, located in the Africa area of the Zoo.
ZOO MEMBERS - On February 13, you can get a special peek of the pair at the next Zoo University with General Curator, Chris Massaro. PLUS, cap the night off with an upgraded exclusive experience - a painting class inspired by the new painted dogs
To learn more, visit tlpz.org/ZooU
It's clear that our baby orangutan is special and now she needs a name to match! Our Animal Care Team has selected names they think are best and now we need your help to choose one! 💕