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  • Aug 08, 2013

    First Look at Precious Newborn Pachyderm at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

    The newest “princess” at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo -- a oneweek-old African elephant calf -- has been introduced to all four females in the herd and the outdoor elephant savannah. The yet unnamed female calf can be seen on exhibit in the mornings, playing with her sister Mpumi, 7-months-old, and exploring her habitat.
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  • Aug 05, 2013

    Baby Buzz: Welcome to the Zoo, Not One Baby Elephant But Two

    She's not royalty, but the newest baby at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is sure to capture a "ton" of attention. Just seven months after the Zoo welcomed an African elephant calf, another was born July 29 at 11:20 p.m. to first-time mother "Matjeka." The newborn is the second elephant calf born in Tampa from a herd of 11 elephants rescued from culling in Swaziland, Africa, and brought to the U.S. a decade ago.
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  • Jul 25, 2013

    Cigar City Crafts Custom Brew for WaZoo at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

    WaZoo Beer Fest, in partnership with presenting sponsor J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc., is pleased to announce that Tampa’s own Cigar City Brewing is crafting a custom small batch brew for WaZoo, a fundraiser for the Zoo on Saturday, August 3. The Zoo brew will be available on tap in limited quantities at the Cigar City tent at the event.
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  • Jul 12, 2013

    Here’s to Wild Times at the 18th Annual WaZoo 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 3 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, presented by World of Beer. Headliner One Mile Final (rock, hip-hop and blues) with special guest Cutty Jones (contemporary and classic hits) will rock the World of Beer Main Stage in the Zoo’s special events area.
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  • Jul 12, 2013

    There’s a New Ape In Town: Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Welcomes Male Bornean Orangutan

    Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has welcomed the arrival of an adult male Bornean orangutan named “Goyang” pronounced GO-young). The 14-year-old great ape arrived last month from Pittsburgh Zoo to be the dominant male of the Zoo’s orangutan group. After a series of introductions to the Zoo’s female orangutans, zookeepers began the process of acclimating him to the outdoor habitat.
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  • Jul 08, 2013

    Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Sending Seven Red Tide Survivors Home to Lee County

    Seven manatee red tide survivors rehabilitated at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo’s will be returned to Florida waters on July 9. The Zoo’s David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center is the only critical care facility to treat sea cows sick from red tide during this season’s bloom.
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  • Jun 11, 2013

    Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Prepares to Release 15 Red Tide Survivors

    In 2013, a preliminary record number of 270 wild manatee deaths have been associated with an algae bloom known as red tide in Southwest Florida waters. Through extensive response efforts of The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its partners, 16 manatees overcome by the toxin were able to be rescued, clinging to life. Each was transported to the David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo for critical care, where all but one survived. The 15 red tide survivors will soon be returned to Florida waters, starting with two on June 13.
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  • Jun 10, 2013

    Look Who’s Hatching: Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Welcomes Two Spring Chicks

    Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is pleased to announce the successful hatching of two spring chicks – an African penguin and a Demoiselle crane, the second proving that birds of a feather, don’t always flock together!
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  • May 16, 2013

    Mother’s Day Came Early for Endangered Indian Rhinoceros at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

    One day before her own birthday, and three days before Mother’s Day, an endangered Indian rhinoceros (also known as a greater one-horned rhinoceros) named “Jamie” gave birth to a male calf Thursday, May 9. The birth is the third for the Zoo in five years, and a significant conservation milestone for the species with fewer than 60 animals in the managed population.
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  • May 07, 2013

    The Newest Star Has Stripes at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

    Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is wild about moms, including one of the newest who lives at the Zoo: “Betty” an adult female okapi with a 4-month-old offspring, “Bahati”. At the Zoo's recent Karamu gala, the Emerick family of Tampa won the live auction opportunity to sponsor and name the calf. They selected a Swati name, Bahati, which means lucky. Bahati is just beginnning to emerge from the newborn "nesting phase", a hiding behavior common and in the wild, providing protection from predators. He has grown from 64 pounds at birth on January 6, to more than 283 pounds in April (gaining 10-15 pounds per week).
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in education, conservation and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is featured among the “Top 25 Zoos in the U.S” by TripAdvisor (2015) and “10 Best Zoos in the U.S.” by Trekaroo (2015). The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, one mile west of I-275 (exit 48) and is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

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