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  • Apr 25, 2013

    ¡Vamos al Zoológico! - Let's Go to the Zoo!

    Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is hosting the 4th annual Día del Niño, or Day of the Child, on Sunday, April 28 featuring character appearances by both “Dora the Explorer” and “Go Diego Go” from Nick Jr. ™ -- together for the first time at the Zoo. Día del Niño is observed in many Latin American countries as a day to celebrate childhood.
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  • Mar 05, 2013

    A Year of Silver Celebrations at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

    Twenty-five years ago, a "new" Lowry Park Zoo re-opened its doors as a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the management and ongoing development of a superior zoological garden. What was once labeled"one of the worst zoos in the country" by the Humane Society (prior to reorganization), has since been named the "no. 1 zoo in the United States" by two national parenting magazines.
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  • Feb 22, 2013

    They’re Back! Cast of Colossal Creatures Returns to Dinoquest2

    More than 20 life-sized and lifelike dinosaur replicas have roared into to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo for DinoQuest2, the Zoo’s second outdoor exhibition of its kind, presented by floridacentral Credit Union.
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  • Feb 01, 2013

    Significant Milestones In Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

    With the arrival of four sick manatees in the first month of the New Year, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has reached another milestone at the David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center. The Zoo has now taken in more than 300 manatees for critical care and rehabilitation since 1991, and of those 173 have been re-introduced into Florida waters. Among the successes is an orphaned calf named “Laroc” who will be released in Homosassa on Feb. 4 after more than two years of care at the Zoo.
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  • Jan 21, 2013

    First Baby of The New Year is a “First”: Rare Okapi Born at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

    Officially, he’s one in a hundred, but to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, he’s one in a million. A rare okapi calf – a forest giraffe found only in Central Africa – was born on January 6, representing the first birth of the New Year at the Zoo and the first okapi birth of the year in the North American population. The calf also marks the third significant birth at the Zoo in as many months (pygmy hippo born Nov. 15 and African elephant born Dec. 23).
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  • Jan 08, 2013

    Pachyderm Pride and Joy: Mother and 2-Week-Old Elephant Calf Reunited With Herd at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

    The Zoo’s biggest bundle of joy – a 2-week-old African elephant calf – has met the family and is learning to navigate the outdoor savannah with her mother, Mbali, and two aunts (other mature females in the herd). The yet unnamed female calf can be seen following her mother, exploring, learning to use her ears and trunk, nursing and napping. Hours on exhibit will be limited to mornings for the near term, weather permitting.
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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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