About Lowry Park
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals and is 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. Get closer to wildlife than ever before by touching a giant tortoise, feeding a giraffe, getting nose-to-horn with an Indian rhino, hand-to-fin with slippery stingrays, and more! Families can also splash in water play areas, feel thrills on rides and take in educational shows.
More on Lowry Park
Five-time winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2010-2015), Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern U.S., with over 800,000 visitors annually. The Zoo features more than 1,000 incredible animals on nearly 60 lush acres including elephants, koalas, tigers, penguins, chimpanzees, orangutans, leopards, and much more. Have a wild time feeding a giraffe, holding a lorikeet, touching a stingray, walking with wallabies, encountering a white rhino and more.
The Zoo’s Manatee and Aquatic Center expands the traditional boundaries of a zoo, focusing efforts on critical care for injured, sick, and orphaned Florida manatees. It is one of the only places where you can see these gentle giants year-round. During your visit, keep cool in the warm Florida sun with water play areas, wild rides, shows, shopping, and restaurants.
Koala Photo Encounter
On this encounter with an adorable marsupial, you’ll go behind the scenes with our animal care team to meet Heathcliff, our male Queensland Koala, for a “koala-ty” photo.
The Zoo emphasizes endangered, threatened and vulnerable species from climates similar to that of the Tampa Bay region, with park areas devoted to Asia, Africa, Australia, and Florida. Our animal habitats balance support for the maximum well-being of the animals with the importance of engaging our guests and inspiring them to protect and preserve wildlife. Random animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, and other special personalized experiences expand the Zoo’s opportunities to provide unforgettable natural connections.
Lorikeet Landing Aviary
Go inside this free-flight aviary with some of the world’s most colorful birds, FREE with your admission! Feedings may be available for a fee at the time of your experience. See a team member at the Lorikeet Landing Aviary for more information.
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