Endangered Species Day is April 29th 2017
Help cherish and protect the endangered animals who share our planet with a day of family fun and discovery! Learn about the significant and diverse wildlife in our care, and what it takes to ensure their survival in the wild. Enjoy a variety of animal enrichment activities and educational displays while making up-close connections to the natural world. Visit the conservation stations located around the Zoo to learn about our endangered species, and collect stamps in your passport along the way!
Conservation Station Locations:
What is the Species Survival Plan (SSP)?
Our Zoo participates in more than 100 SSP programs managed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to carefully maintain healthy, self-sustaining populations in human care. These SSP programs help with conservation efforts to ensure a goal of improving species survival rates.
Lowland Anoa, Warty Pig, Malayan Tapir, Crocodilians, Puerto Rican Crested Toad, Komodo Dragon, Golden Frog, Vultures, Bornean Orangutan, Chimpanzee, African Penguin, African Elephant, Southern White Rhino, Giraffes, Okapi, West Indian Manatee, Florida Panther, Red Wolf, Lined Seahorse, Sharks
The Zoo is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Florida Arts Council, Division of Cultural Affairs, State of Florida, Tourist Development Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. Endangered Species Day Passport is a publication of the Lowry Park Zoological Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to excellence in education, recreation, conservation and research. All rights reserved.