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Visitor Information: Mosquito Protection

Visitor Information: Mosquito Protection

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is committed to doing our part to ensure the health and safety of our guests, employees and animals. Recently, the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus has become a growing concern for travelers and Floridians. Although there have been no locally transmitted incidents of Zika in Tampa, our staff is working diligently to mitigate mosquitoes and reduce risk. We are also encouraging employees and guests to follow health department recommendations and take preventative action by wearing insect repellent. To be at the forefront of being proactive, and as a guest courtesy, we are offering complimentary “spray stations” for park visitors who would like insect repellent. The Zoo will continue to monitor this situation and update our staff and visitors appropriately.

For more information on Zika and what you can do to protect yourself and your family, visit:

Florida Department of Health (DOH)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

For travel safety information, visit:

Visit Florida

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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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