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CNN Shines Spotlight on Zoo Animals

Sep 06, 2016


In August, the Zoo welcomed a crew from CNN’s production team for “Great Big Story” to film a series of our outreach animals. The videos, called “On The Brink,” tell the stories of a variety of animals at risk of extinction. The Zoo’s outreach team spent nearly five hours with the crew to film 10 different species on a special backdrop behind-the-scenes. One by one, the animals were carefully introduced and acclimated to the “set” and were encouraged to display their natural behaviors. As an extra incentive for participation, the animal care team provided favorite treats to each ambassador (tasty bits of meat and produce).

Click the video below to link to the final products that have published on YouTube. We were thrilled to be selected as a zoological partner to help bring greater  awareness to some of the world’s most amazing wildlife!


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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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