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  • 08.28.15 Que PasZoo Aug 28, 2015

    September Brings Savings and Celebrations of Hispanic Heritage at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

    In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is introducing family-friendly Saturday celebrations known as Que PasZoo which will showcase Latin culture.
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  • 07.31.15 -15 days for $15 Jul 31, 2015

    15 Days for $15:Summer Savings for Sunshine State Residents at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

    Florida residents can discover a day of fun and adventure at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, the top-attended zoo in the Southeast U.S., for just $15 per person (ages three and up) August 2-16, 2015.
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  • 07.24.15 CEO Joe 1 Jul 24, 2015


    The Board of Trustees of Lowry Park Zoological Society today announced the appointment of Joseph A. Couceiro as Chief Executive Officer of Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. Couceiro is currently Vice President of Marketing & Communications at the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo. He is expected to begin work on August 17 and will fully transition into the role by month's end.
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  • 07-22-15 WaZoo 20th Annual Jul 22, 2015

    Cheers to the 20th Annual WaZoo Beer Fest Fundraiser at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

    WaZoo Beer Fest, recognized as one of the “10 Great Beer Festivals in the Country” by USA Today, is on tap for Saturday, August 1st from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, presented by J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc. This wilder breed of beer fest fundraiser benefits animal care, education programs and global conservation initiatives of the Zoo, a nonprofit organization.
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  • 5-20-15 puerto rican crested tadpoles Jun 30, 2015

    Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Finds Success in Breeding Program for Rare Amphibian Species

    Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has taken action to help save the Puerto Rican crested toad, a critically endangered amphibian species, by successfully breeding the species at the Zoo and returning more than 1,600 tadpoles to that country for reintroduction.
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  • 06-26-15-ZooQuarium-Ticket Jun 26, 2015

    The Florida Aquarium and Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Team Up for ZooQuarium Ticket

    The Florida Aquarium and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo have teamed up to offer the best of land and sea with a new combo ticket to the two attractions known as the ZooQuarium ticket. This special limited-time ticket includes a one-time visit to both cultural attractions at a discount of 25 percent off the full purchase price: adults $39.95 (a $51.90 value) and children ages 3-11 $29.95 (a $39.90 value).
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  • 06-03-15-White-rhino-calf-born Jun 03, 2015

    African White Rhinoceros Born at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

    The newest female offspring at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is not a princess, but she is receiving a royal welcome. A southern white rhinoceros was born May 21 to first time mother “Alake,” originally from the Phinda Reserve in Africa. The newborn marks the fourth successful southern white rhino birth and the seventh rhino born in the Zoo’s history(four African, three Asian).
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  • 05-20-15 Zoominations extended run May 20, 2015

    Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Announces Extended Run for Zoominations

    By popular demand, the lights will continue to shine on Zoominations, a Chinese Lantern Festival of Lights, for an additional month. The special exhibition has been extended through June 28 with a new schedule to accommodate early summer travelers.
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  • 03-15-15 TLPZ and FLAQ AZA SAFE launch May 15, 2015

    Local Conservation Organizations Mark Endangered Species Day with "Vanishing" African Penquins

    Today, zoos and aquariums across the country are marking the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species Day by highlighting a collaborative effort to save endangered species from extinction. Two local nonprofit conservation organizations, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and The Florida Aquarium, will participate by having their endangered African penguins “vanish” from exhibit for a short time to illustrate the growing extinction crisis.
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  • 05-11-15 Wallaroo 13th anniversary May 11, 2015

    Spring Into Summer: More to Do in Wallaroo at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

    Thirteen years ago today, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo introduced Wallaroo Station, a 4.5 acre Australian-themed family area, where thousands of families with young children have enjoyed an interactive Australian adventure. The hands-on, family-friendly features helped the Zoo secure top honors from two national parenting magazines: Parents, “10 Best Zoos,” (2009); and Child, "The 10 Best Zoos for Kids" (2004).
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is a globally recognized, accredited zoological society and one of the more popular tourist destinations in Tampa, Florida. We offer over one million annual visitors the chance to learn about 1,300 animals in a way that’s exciting, interactive and fun. We also operate one of the world’s foremost breeding programs, helping to save some of our planet’s most threatened species from extinction. In addition to breeding, we are home to Florida’s premier manatee rescue and rehabilitation center, dedicated to the treatment and safe release of one of our state’s most famous resident animal species. Yet with all of this and so much more, we have one simple mission: to connect to the living earth for the protection of future generations of all species, including humans.

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