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ABC Action News: ‘It’s catastrophic’: Why more than 700 dead manatees are just the tip of the iceberg

Manatees have inhabited Florida waters since before modern civilization. Fossil records show their remains date back to prehistoric times.

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Special Delivery from Tampa to Puerto Rico in a Race to Save a Species from Extinction

Thousands of Puerto Rican crested toad tadpoles were sent from ZooTampa to Puerto Rico yesterday, with the goal of restoring the critically endangered amphibians on their native island.

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ABC Action News: Zoo Tampa manatee hospital near capacity while Florida manatees are dying at an alarming rate

Florida manatees are dying at an alarming rate. Zoo Tampa is one of four manatee hospitals in the state – and it’s at 95% capacity with taking in sick and injured manatees.

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New Adventures Coming to ZooTampa

ZooTampa at Lowry Park has been a popular attraction for decades, entertaining and educating almost one million visitors annually with enjoyable and immersive animal adventures. This spring…

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‘Tis the Season for safe Jolly Family fun! ZooTampa to Host Modified Christmas in the Wild Event

Today ZooTampa at Lowry Park unveiled a new brand extension, ZT Saves, that strengthens its commitment towards its mission as a leader in the conservation of wildlife in Florida and its contributions towards saving endangered species throughout the world.

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ZooTampa Endures COVID Challenges, Ends Fiscal Year Ahead of Projections, Grateful for Community Support & Significant Accomplishments

Today ZooTampa at Lowry Park unveiled a new brand extension, ZT Saves, that strengthens its commitment towards its mission as a leader in the conservation of wildlife in Florida and its contributions towards saving endangered species throughout the world.

ZooTampa Launches Conservation Brand

Today ZooTampa at Lowry Park unveiled a new brand extension, ZT Saves, that strengthens its commitment towards its mission as a leader in the conservation of wildlife in Florida and its contributions towards saving endangered species throughout the world.

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FOX News: Orphaned manatee on the mend after being spotted by good Samaritans

Would you know what to do if you found an orphaned animal in the wild? What if that orphan weighed 60 pounds and swam in the water? ZooTampa’s newest manatee is just that, a newborn orphaned calf.

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ABC News: What’s next for the Florida panther: From COVID-19 to new toll roads and beyond

Vehicle deaths are the number one killer for the Florida panther. But, from March 3 through April 30, not a single panther fatality was recorded on a Florida road.

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ZooTampa to Reopen on or about June 1st

As our state, county and city begin initial phases of reopening, ZooTampa received approval to move forward with a detailed modified operations plan highlighting new guidelines and protocols designed to help ensure public safety while also restoring the community benefits of sensibly reopening businesses and outdoor spaces.