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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. 480.

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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Red Wolf Week

Red-wolfRed wolves, formally a Florida native species, have been classified as Critically Endangered since 1970. After they were nearly hunted to extinction, a captive breeding program was started in zoos and there are now up to 200 red wolves at facilities like Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. By adopting a Red Wolf today, your contribution can help with their continued excellence in medical care, participation in the red wolf breeding program and new enrichment items.

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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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Malayan Tiger

tigerTampa’s Lowry Park Zoo announced a rare birth of a Malayan tiger cub on September 11, 2016. With only 250 Malayan tigers left in the wild, the implications of this birth could be massive in the protection of the species both in the wild and in human care. Join in the celebration! By adopting a Malayan tiger, you can play a crucial role in helping us save species from extinction and supporting our global conservation efforts.

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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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*Available plush animals include the penguin, manatee, hippo, elephant, giraffe, and koala. Adoption packages requested for animals other than the packages above, at the $50 level or higher will include a plush of your choice from the list above.


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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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