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My Day at Zoo Camp

Jun 01, 2017

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A resident Zoo School Summer camper, Tiare, wrote a special blog on her time here at camp. 

Did you know that an exoskeleton supports and protects an animal's body? Or that snakes don't eat everyday? These are only some of the things I learned at Zoo Camp at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. Not only do you learn so much at TPLZ, but it's so much fun!

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Do you know what an Indian Rhino feels like? I do. My favorite thing about summer camp at the Zoo is the animal encounters. I actually got to touch a Rhino and feel its horn! They were a little bit slobbery, but that's fine it was so awesome. That’s not something that I will forget any time soon. You can also feed the giraffes and the stingrays! The stingrays are so cool, and slimy.

There are so many activities in Zoo Camp. Everyday you make a different craft related to what you are learning that day. You also make animal enrichment activities and watch the animals play with it, or eat it. Speaking of eating, there’s yummy free lunch! You never get bored because in between animal encounters and walking around the park, there are games, like Uno, you can play.


Asia, Africa, Australia, and Florida - you can see the world in a week, at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. You can learn about different animals from those parts of the world. I love getting on the tram and being on safari in Africa. And you can splash around in Wallaroo Station!

Zoo Camp was so much fun - everyone should go! And it was great not seeing my Mom stress out over picking us up because of free after care! It's a win-win!

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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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