ZooTampa in Lowry Park is a habitat to more than 1,300 animals and is famous for its most amazing tropical zoological environments in the world. Get up close by touching giant turtles, feeding giraffes, and more! Families can also play in the water games area, take exciting walks, and attend educational shows. This zoo maintains Florida’s most diverse wildlife and has received numerous animal welfare awards.
ZooTampa in Lowry Park has a truly impressive habitat with a different collection of rare and endangered species adapted to the climate in central Florida. During a trip via the African Safari and the Ituri Forest, you can experience penguins, white rhinos, cheetahs, curious meerkats, elephants, African giraffes, and zebras to name a few. There is an interactive area and the opportunity to view koalas, dwarf goats, wallabies, bats, and more. If you want to view leopards, dragons, tigers, and bears, Asia Park is the spot for you. Primate World is about monkeys, where orangutans, chimpanzees & other primates live in their playground.
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Due to limited capacity, reservations are recommended at ZooTampa. They are not required but are the best way to guarantee entry on your selected visit date. Reservations are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Walk-ups are welcome but are subject to availability.
Pygmy Hippo: The pygmy hippos, as the name implies, are smaller than the relatives of their hippos. When mature, the pygmy hippo weigh only a few hundred pounds and is only one meter tall. They may be “small”, but their personalities are very large.
Aldabra Giant Tortoise: This tortoise comes from the Aldabra Atoll island north of Madagascar, Native Aldabras is the last species of giant tortoise in the eastern hemisphere. They are not only tall, but the Aldabra turtle also has an extraordinary personality. Zoo Tampa is the habitat of three adult Aldabra turtles. Every day, the zoo calls guests to interact with the turtles and create shells at a special encounter with the Aldabra turtle.
Great One Horned Rhinoceros: There are five types of rhinos throughout the world, each of which plays a unique role in its environment and throughout the ecosystem. Here at ZooTampa, there are these two wonderful species: the southern white rhinoceros and the unicorn rhinoceros. This gentle giant, commonly known as the Indian rhinoceros, is a rare and endangered species. Unlike white southern rhinos, Indian rhinos are one of only two that have a single horn and their skin looks like armor that makes them truly unique.