Holiday Gift Guide

2022 ZooTampa Holiday Gift Guide

Make the Zoo your go-to place for unique holiday gift giving!
Perfect for the animal lover in your life!

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'Tis the season to give gifts that save species!

Our Holiday Gift Guide has some WILD and unique gifts for everyone on your list. Even better - with each purchase, you are helping support education and conservation programs, as well as, the care of more than 1,100 animals, including many threatened and endangered species that call ZooTampa home.

Check out some of the wild gift ideas the Zoo has curated for this holiday season!

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This year, give the gift of a ZooTampa Membership

Give a full year of fun, learning, immersive adventures, and memory-making at the Zoo. A gift membership supports ZooTampa’s animals as well as conservation efforts aimed to protect and preserve wildlife throughout Florida and the world. Zoo members enjoy free admission, special member events, discounts and more!

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Gift an Unforgettable Gift

Adopt an Animal

For the holidays, symbolically adopt a favorite ZooTampa animal through our Adopt an Animal program. Every animal at the Zoo is available for adoption including manatees, Florida panthers, African penguins, giraffes, otters and hundreds more!

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Gift Meaningful Encounters

Give the gift every animal lover wants

Step into ZooTampa’s animal care professionals’ world to learn all about the incredible animals under their care. They’ll never forget the time they fed an Indian rhino or went behind-the-scenes to meet Heathcliff, our male Queensland Koala, for a "koala-ty" photo.

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Christmas Ornaments

ZooTampa Personalized Ornaments

Create a personalized Christmas ornament for your tree and enjoy them for years to come. Or, give personalized ornaments as gifts to everyone on your list to remind them of special moments from the past year. As children grow, grandchildren arrive and new holiday traditions begin, your family, friends and loved ones will cherish the unique history and meaning that custom Christmas ornaments provide for all to see.

Custom ornaments are available at ZooTampa. Visit the games tents by the carousel.

Gifts available in our online gift shop including a zookeeper vest and t-shirt as well as an elephant plushie

Gifts for Animal Lovers

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Know someone who loves animals as much as we do? Shop gifts and merch for the favorite animal lover in your life. We have merch featuring many of the animals who call ZooTampa home, from Florida panthers to penguins.

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Remember Someone Special

Gifts for Someone Who Has it All

Support wildlife on behalf of a loved one! Recognize someone special this holiday season by making a tribute gift in their name. You can honor someone who has made a difference in your life or celebrate the memory of someone you love.

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Support Us Beyond the Holiday Gift Guide

Amazon Smile

Already shopping on Amazon? Did you know Amazon will donate 0.5% of purchases to the nonprofit of your choice at no extra cost to you? Why not show some extra love to your favorite Zoo! Just enable AmazonSmile on your account and select "Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa Inc." as your charity to start supporting our mission and top-quality animal care.

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Gifts for your Favorite Animals

Amazon Wish List

During this season of giving, don’t forget your favorite animals at ZooTampa! We strive to keep our animals happy and healthy in unique ways. One way is by providing daily enrichment which give the animals an opportunity to engage in natural behaviors, exercise, and enhances their well-being. Give a gift off our Amazon wish list to help provide hours of enjoyment for our animals.

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