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Endangered Species Day

April 29, 2017

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:

  • Animal Mingle at Front Gate
  • Bug Toss in Main Aviary
  • Anoa Enrichment in Asian Gardens
  • Orangutan Enrichment in Primate World
  • African Penguin Presentation in Safari Africa
  • Chimpanzee Enrichment in Primate World
  • Giant Tortoise Presentation in Safari Africa
  • White Rhino Enrichment in Safari Africa
  • Warty Pig/Tapir Presentation in Asia Gardens
  • Key Deer Enrichment in Florida Wildlife
  • Whooping Crane Enrichment in Florida Wildlife
  • Manatee Presentation in Manatee Center
  • Black Bear Enrichment in Florida Wildlife
  • African Elephant Enrichment in Safari Africa
  • African Conservation Station Mingle
  • African Penguin Presentation in Safari Africa
  • Meerkat Enrichment in Safari Africa
  • Okapi Presentation in Ituri Forest
  • Florida Panther Enrichment in Florida Wildlife

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.


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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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