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Zoo Tampa is a fascinating and picturesque zoo spread over a massive area of sixty-three acre in Tampa, United States. The zoo is a non-profit organisation and is an important centre for Florida wildlife conservation and biodiversity. The Lowry Park Zoological Society operates and manages the Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park. The place takes pride in being the Best Family Friendly Zoo in the States. Earlier, the zoo was located on the grounds of the University of Tampa with a tiny animal collection. But in the year 1957 it was moved to Sligh Avenue by the name of Lowry Park Zoo. Later it went under renovation in the year 1989. It is home to more than thirteen hundred animals who live in the most beautiful, tropical, and zoological surroundings in the world. The zoo acts as a bond between humans and animals which is pure, compassionate and alluring.
A Day Trip to Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park
Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park is a well planned and very well-organised park which is designed in a way that it does not hamper the convenience of both, the visitors as well as the animals. The entire premises of the zoo is divided into various sections. The Asian Gardens which exhibit Asian animals like Indian rhinoceros, babirusa, Malayalam Tigers, etc. It also has an aviary which includes mandarin ducks, doves, pond turtles, etc. The Florida Wildlife Centre holds several North American and Central American species of animals like striped skunks, Orinoco crocodiles. There is a discovery centre in this section of the zoo which highlights the amphibians inhabiting the zoo. The Primate World is the best-designed section of the zoo. Every exhibit of this section is connected by a system of rocky waterfalls which makes it an alluring sight for the visitors. Here you can see chimpanzees, orangutang, mandrills, ring-tailed lemurs, and gibbons.
The Safari Africa is the latest addition to the beautiful Zoo Tampa. It will cherish its visitors with an unmatchable and authentic African experience. You can enjoy a safari tram ride to get in-depth knowledge about the hidden secrets of the zoo. The Martial eagles and Patas monkeys can only be seen through this amazing tram ride. It will help you get a glimpse of important African species such as meerkats, zebras, African penguins and elephants, southern white rhinoceroses, etc. The acacia tree shade will give you the feel of a real safari. The Ituri Forest section includes birds such as greater flamingos, shoebill storks, and saddle-billed storks. You will also meet different varieties of tortoises in the Safari Africa region.
Though it is located near the entrance gate of the zoo, the overgrown plants and shady trees hide the main aviary of the zoo behind them. The aviary is bliss for bird-lovers as it is home to many birds including the free-flight birds and the waterfowl. The prominent birds which inhibit the zoo are great hornbills, red-legged seriemas, Raggiana, toco toucans, white-faced whistling ducks, tanagers, and guineafowl. You also get a chance to see the laziest animal on the planet, the two-toed sloth, doing what he loves to do the most(hanging on the trees lazily).
The zoo is full of recreational zones and entertainment activities. The Wallaroo Station Children's Zoo has an interactive section featuring the habitat of bats, A 'Flying Bananas” ride, a family roller coaster, and a play area for kids called 'the Billabong.' The zoo has many rides to entertain the visitors. These rides include a kid's special train ride, and a log flume ride called Roaring Springs. The ride is a three-story drop ride which is full of fun and is very exciting.
How to Get Tickets?
You can book the tickets through this website to get discounts and offers.
How To Get Around?
You can explore the zoo on foot easily.
What Should I Wear?
As you have to explore the huge area of the zoo so you should wear clothes that you feel comfortable in all day long. Wear short denim pants with a cute crop top. Pair your attire with an embellished belt and a stylish sling bag. You can also carry sunglasses. Boys can wear Capri with a t-shirt. Choose sneakers or flats for footwear. Use sunscreen before moving out in the sun.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the zoo is between 9:30 am to 5 pm.
The currency of Tampa is U.S. Dollars.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you don't need a guide as you are already provided with all the necessary information by this website.
How To Get There?
Tampa has a well-developed transport system. You can reach the city via the Tampa International Airport, railways, or roadways.
Wheelchairs and strollers are available on rent in the zoo. Don't carry alcoholic beverages inside the zoo. Don't throw empty packets anywhere.