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Adoption Packages

With more than 1,200 animal residents at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, you probably have a favorite. Now, you can adopt them through our Share the Care adoption program and make your visits to the Zoo even more special. Your symbolic adoption helps to support expert animal care at the Zoo and global conservation efforts.

Below is a list of our most popular adoption packages, but every animal at the Zoo is available for adoption. If you don’t see your favorite, feel free to contact us or call us at 813-935-8552 ext. 214.

Please allow 5-7 business days for the processing of adoption packages.

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Every animal at the Zoo is available for symbolic adoption. You can purchase any of our adoption packages to help provide expert animal care Zoo-wide.

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Save the Dragon

DragonThe endangered Komodo dragon is the largest living species of lizard in the world. They are great hunters and can smell their prey up to 5 miles away. Adults can measure up to 10 feet in length and weigh up to 200 lbs. Although these reptiles are terrestrial, you can often find them in trees. Appreciate a Dragon Day is January 16, 2017. Help Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo celebrate this species by adopting one today.

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Penguin Pals

PenguinThe African Penguin is known to mate for life. At Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, you can meet our coupled penguins by the colored matched bands, like the couple shown in this photo. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has successfully hatched 8 chicks and recently just expanded our nursery. Your adoption can help contribute to the expert medical care and support the conservation of this endangered species. The African Penguin is known to mate for life.

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PantherThe critically endangered Florida Panther has less than 100 left in the wild. Although loss of habitat can be their biggest threat, conservationist are working hard to bring the population back up. Organizations like Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo help by raising awareness, educating the public, and providing expert medical care to our native Florida Panthers. Save the Florida Panther Day is March 17, 2017. By adopting a Florida Panther today, you can help us in the cause of saving species from extinction.

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Manatee Awareness

Manatee TunnelThe slow-moving manatees are a familiar Floridian sight as they swim, glide, and munch along our warm coasts and springs. Unfortunately, cold stress and boat injuries are common among these gentle giants and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo’s Manatee Hospital is here to help.  Each manatee that is viewed at our facility is rescued, rehabilitated and released.  Join us today by symbolically adopting a manatee.  Your support can help provide food and expert medical care year round.

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"Two" Cute

africa elephants mbali mpumi apr 23 2016The Zoo is buzzing about our TWO African elephant calves, Mavi, and her big sister, Mpumi. The Zoo is proud to be a leader in African elephant conservation, education and science, and invites the public to celebrate and support elephants by visiting them year round. Share the care at the Zoo by purchasing a baby elephant adoption package. Your symbolic adoption will help to provide expert care and enrichment for the Zoo’s elephant herd for one year. These packages make great gifts for all occasions!

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Koala Cuteness

wallaro koala heathcliff 11 apr 30 2014Say "G'day" to Heathcliff, the adorable young male Queensland koala at the Zoo. You can purchase this special koala adoption package that will help to provide expert animal care and lots of yummy eucalyptus for Heathcliff for a year.

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*Selection of plush animals is subject to availability and change. If the plush version of your adopted species is not available, a Zoovenir patch will be included in your package.


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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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