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Animal Keeper Talks Aldabra Giant Tortoise

Meet the ancient giants of Aldabra Atoll. See one of the world’s largest living tortoise species. Get to know the Aldabra tortoise during an interaction that allows guests to share the same exhibit space with the animals, as well as have an intimate one-on-one with the Animal Keepers that care for these gentle giants. Tortoise encounter tickets may be purchased at any gift shop within the park for $20 per person for general admission (member price $18 per person) which includes a complimentary Zootastic photo of your encounter. Or you can purchase additional encounters for your group at the rate of $15 per person - does not include complimentary photo (member price $14 per person).

A Zootastic photographer will be present during your encounter and photos are available to be redeemed or purchased near the Zoo’s main entrance.

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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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