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Exotic animals in their natural surroundings.

Safari Africa


It's a jungle in here! See some of the finest natural wildlife at close hand - elephants, zebras, meerkats, white rhinos, cheetahs, pygmy hippos, okapi, African penguins and much more! Guests can stand on the feeding plateau of Safari Africa and get eye-to-eye with the tallest animals in the world - the giraffe. You can also feed the giraffes lettuce, on sale at the feeding station.

Ituri Forest


Possibly the most unique and exotic event location in Tampa Bay, Inturi Forest is highly popular with wedding groups, corporate functions and group events. Where else can you get married surrounded by exotic animals? The towering trees, lush vegetation and water feature create a magical, tranquil ambiance that guests remember for a lifetime.

Penguin Beach


It's the bay area's best beach—if you happen to be an African Penguin. Discover these charismatic creatures up close, meet members of the animal care team, hear keeper talks, see penguin feedings and more. Native to South Africa, African penguin colonies are declining at an alarming rate: more than 60 percent in the past three decades. That's why Penguin Beach is also home to several successful breeding pairs of penguins and their chicks.

Today at the Zoo

May 5, 2016 - 11:30 AM African Elephant Keeper Talk & Training Demo
Type: Daily Shows & Talks
Location: Safari Africa
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Included with Admission
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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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