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New Kids On The Block

Jul 07, 2016


Have you met the newest residents at the Wallaroo Station petting zoo? Adopted from the Tampa Bay SPCA, seven goats have found a new home at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. In our search for new animals to participate in the daily goat presentation at the Zoo, Livestock Animal Care Manager Melinda found a goat available for adoption at the local SPCA. When she went to meet him, to her surprise and delight, there were six more goats waiting to be adopted!  Melinda happily rescued all seven goats where they are now settled in to the petting zoo.

Get to know our new kids on the block!

  • "Wizard" has an adorable face and is smart...when he feels like it.
  • "Oz" is the biggest, but don't let that fool you! He is a gentle giant and loves being rubbed on his neck.
  • "Django" is the middle child of the group and is easy-going.
  • "Georgia" is small, but has a big personality.
  • "Paco" has the best facial hair out of all the goats and will stomp his feet when he gets excited!
  • "Twilight Sparkle" may be the smallest of the group, but don't underestimate her! She will stand her ground so much that the other goats don't challenge her.
  • "Princess Merida" is the baby and can be a handful, her keepers say. She is a very fast learner and has already advanced into the daily Goat Show.

 Twilight Sparkle
"Twilight Sparkle"
"Princess Merida"

Tags :

  • Princess Merida
  • Paco
  • Georgia
  • Django
  • Twilight Sparkle
  • Oz
  • Goats
  • SPCA
  • Tampa Bay City Pass
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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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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