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Protect the Penguins

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is currently the only AZA-accredited institution in Florida with a breeding colony of African penguins. The Zoo opened its African penguin exhibit in 2007, with the first chick hatched in 2011. We have had remarkable success raising penguin families, with EIGHT chicks hatched in the last three years.

How You Can Help:

We are working to expand our African penguin nursery so that we have more room to raise chicks and protect the species. Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo set a $350,000 fundraising target to double the size of its penguin breeding center. The Zoo recently received a grant from the State of Florida, as well as a private donation to reach half of the goal. When you help the Zoo care for African penguins, you help their species survive.

Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization; TIN#59-2328289.

Florida State Registration:
Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, Inc.  - Registration no.: CH140
Lowry Park Zoo Endowment Foundation, Inc. - Registration no.: CH20389
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.
Division of Consumer Services | p: (800)435-7352 |

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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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