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Thursday Afternoon Premium Experience

Each day, our experienced zoo keepers take a small group of guests on an exclusive tour of Lowry Park Zoo. On Thursday afternoon, you will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Meet and greet our Zooventure Macaws.
  • Walk through the Zoo's Commissary to see where the animal diets are prepared. 
  • Feel the thick skin of the White Rhinoceros.
  • Tour our unique Manatee Hospital rescue facility.
  • Hand-feed some treats to our Indian Rhinoceros.
  • Toss enrichment treats to the Red River Hogs.

Call (813) 935-8552 ext. 268 to schedule.

All experiences are subject to substitution based on animal or staff needs.
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  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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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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