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Florida Conservation - ZooTampa at Lowry Park

ZT Saves: Florida Wildlife

We are a leader in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of Florida species. From majestic manatees and critically endangered Florida panthers to iridescent indigo snakes and playful otters, our team is at the forefront of helping the diverse species that call the Sunshine State home.

Florida Manatees

This threatened species has been at the heart of our commitment to the conservation of Florida wildlife for more than 20 years. At our state-of-the-art David A Straz, Jr. Manatee Care Center, the manatee animal care and veterinary teams have rescued and rehabilitated more than 500 injured, sick and orphaned manatees, with more than 280 of those reintroduced into Florida waters.

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Florida Panther

We are one of top facilities in the world for the rehabilitation of endangered Florida panthers, and are home to three panthers that were unable to survive on their own in the wild due to permanent injuries. These panthers are now able to live a healthy and long life in our care and be ambassadors for their species.

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Each ONE of us can make a difference in the preservation of the ONE world we share. We encourage you to be a conservation leader in your home, community, and around the world! Small actions you take can make a huge impact on protecting and preserving wildlife and wild places.

Ways to Support Florida Wildlife

Save the manatee license plate

Save the Manatee License Plate

When you buy a Save the Manatee license plate you’re directly supporting the Save the Manatee Trust Fund. This fund is vital for research, rescue, and conservation activities related to Florida’s manatees.
Protect the Panther speciality license plate

Protect the Panther License Plate

When you buy a Protect the Panther license plate you’re directly supporting the Florida Panther Research and Management Trust Fund. Fees from license plate sales are the primary funding source for the FWC’s research and management of Florida panthers.

Symbolically Adopt an Animal

You can symbolically adopt an animal 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.
ZT Saves - One Mission, One World

Help Conserve Florida Wildlife

Each ONE of us can make a difference in the preservation of the ONE world we share. We encourage you to be a conservation leader in your home, community, and around the world! Small actions you take can make a huge impact on protecting and preserving wildlife and wild places. Consider making a donation to ZooTampa. Your support helps provide crucial support for our animal care, education programs and wildlife conservation efforts.
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