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Join the area’s top business and community leaders at Karamu XXVIII, the Zoo’s signature annual gala, hosted by 2016 event chairs Ken and Jenny Jones. Guests will enjoy cocktails, up-close animal encounters, seated dinner, auctions, live entertainment and dancing in the setting of the Zoo’s spectacular Safari Lodge events facility and adjoining outdoor plaza.  Karamu is a separate ticket fundraiser for the Zoo. To inquire about attending or supporting the event, email the Zoo’s development office or phone 813-935-8552 ext. 225.
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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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