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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.

A big grey manatee eats a chunk of romaine lettuce

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 - 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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