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ZooTampa Launches Conservation Brand - ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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 - ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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 - ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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 - ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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.

ZooTampa receives the Gold Standard of Accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums - ZooTampa at Lowry Park

ZooTampa receives the Gold Standard of Accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Following an extensive review by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), ZooTampa has again received national coveted accreditation.

Animal and employee safety remains top priority - ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Animal and employee safety remains top priority

While ZooTampa remains temporarily closed, we continue to proactively take all necessary actions to provide a safe environment for our employees and animals. We have stringent protocols in place that are frequently reviewed and exceed the recommended guidelines set by the Centers of Disease Control.

The ZooTampa manatee team works together to unload a rehabilitated manatee from the truck as they prepare to release it into the wild

Boat Strike Manatee Patient and Calf Get Released Back to Florida Waters After Months of Intensive Rehabilitation and Care at ZooTampa

After a long journey back to health, two of ZooTampa’s rehabilitated manatee patients were released back to Florida waters yesterday. Fern and Wilbur’s journey culminates today as the duo, named after characters from the book Charlotte’s Web, were returned to their home waters of Charlotte County.

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ZooTampa staff care for an injured manatee

FOX NEWS: More manatees were killed by Florida boaters in 2019 than ever before

After years of conservation efforts in Florida to save the manatees — by creating “no wake” zones for boaters and increasing awareness — manatee deaths are rising again. Each manatee in the care of ZooTampa is in the process of being rehabilitated.

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A young girl wearing a party hat toasts with her mom with a glass of lemonade at Noon Year's Eve at ZooTampa on December 31st while bubbles lift past them into the air

ZooTampa ends 2019 with record achievements, launches ambitious 2020 calendar of events

“2019 was a banner year for us, with more to come in 2020 and beyond as ZooTampa continues to transform, offering unique and unforgettable natural connections that form lifelong memories,” said Joe Couceiro, CEO of ZooTampa. “National Geographic summed it up well when they affirmed ZooTampa as, ‘The ideal destination for anyone who loves animals.’ I am confident that our full slate of 2020 activities will delight anyone who aligns with our mission and seeks to connect with the magnificent creatures who share our world.”

WILD Updates from ZooTampa: New Baby, New Home, New Species - ZooTampa at Lowry Park

WILD Updates from ZooTampa: New Baby, New Home, New Species

Rhinos, panthers and a sun bear oh my! There are plenty of new faces at ZooTampa with Kasey the sun bear and Kayin our baby White Rhino becoming the newest residents at ZooTampa. We are also saying good bye to Pepper and Cypress, our panther kittens, as the find they’re permanent home at White Oak Conservation.