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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Association of Zoos and Aquariums Award Over $9 Million in Second Wave of Federal Reimbursement Funds for Endangered Species Care During Pandemic - ZooTampa at Lowry Park

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Association of Zoos and Aquariums Award Over $9 Million in Second Wave of Federal Reimbursement Funds for Endangered Species Care During Pandemic

For more information: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@fws.gov (June 30, 2022) Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are announcing distribution of the second wave of awards – a total of over $9 million – under the Endangered Species COVID-19 Relief program, funded …

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ZooTampa Expert Travels to Puerto Rico in Effort to Save Orphaned Manatee Calf

For more information: Communications Department Media.Relations@zootampa.org 813-933-8004 Curator lends life-saving support and experience to team on the island   TAMPA, Fla. (June 30, 2022) – ZooTampa joined forces with the Caribbean Manatee Conservation Center in Puerto Rico to give a rescued manatee a chance at life. As one of only two critical care centers in …

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ZooTampa turning capabilities into careers

The MacDonald Training Center in Hillsborough County is empowering adults of all abilities through an internship program at ZooTampa.

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ABC Action News: ZooTampa makes a difference with Florida wildlife rehab programs

It’s estimated only 200 panthers still exist in the wild. Two of those are alive today thanks to the rehab team at ZooTampa.

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ZooTampa and Coppertail Brewing Co. Announce Long-Term Partnership

For more information: Communications Department Media.Relations@zootampa.org 813-933-8004 TAMPA, Fla. (April 18, 2022) – A new collaboration has been brewing in the Tampa Bay area. ZooTampa and Coppertail Brewing Co. are excited to announce their new, multifaceted partnership, making the Tampa brewery one of ZooTampa’s key sponsors. ZooTampa, Florida’s most popular cultural institution and leader in …

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Bay News 9: ZooTampa joins in effort to support Ukrainian zoos

ZooTampa has joined with more than a dozen other American zoos, donating money to buy supplies and anything else their Ukrainian counterparts need as they wade out a war that animals cannot escape.

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Bay News 9: Leaning into conservation, ZooTampa brings new species and new spaces

ZooTampa is growing, and what better way to tell the story than through a person who’s been here for 20 years.

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Florida Wilds Now Open at ZooTampa

For more information: Communications Department Media.Relations@zootampa.org 813-933-8004 TAMPA, Fla. (March 3, 2022) ZooTampa’s latest expansion, Florida Wilds, opened to the public on Thursday, March 3, following a ribbon-cutting event recognizing individual donors, foundations, corporations, conservation organizations, and government entities that helped bring the project to life. As a leader in the care and conservation of …

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NEW IN 22: ZooTampa Announces Details of New Adventures and Returning Favorites

For more information: Communications Department Media.Relations@zootampa.org 813-933-8004 TAMPA, Fla. (February 7, 2022) On the heels of a record attendance year, ZooTampa at Lowry Park officially announced details of new offerings coming in 2022. “We are always looking to enhance the guest experience, further improve animal welfare and strengthen our standing as Florida’s most popular cultural …

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ZooTampa Ends Year With Record Attendance and Expansion of Mission-Based Work Aimed at Saving Florida Species

For more information: Communications Department Media.Relations@zootampa.org 813-933-8004 TAMPA, Fla. (January 3, 2022) ZooTampa at Lowry Park reports finishing 2021 with a record attendance of 1,204,115 million guests, establishing the zoological park as Florida’s most popular cultural institution. Furthermore, the Zoo amplified its leadership in the conservation of Florida wildlife by expanding its efforts in the …