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Zoo Opens Upgraded Center to Rescue and Rehabilitate Severely Injured Florida Manatees

Specialized care center and Zoo team fill critical need TAMPA, Fla. (Mar. 21, 2019) – After extensive renovations to its David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center, ZooTampa at Lowry Park is again supporting manatees in need of care. The center is the first nonprofit acute care facility for injured, sick and orphaned wild …

Statement from ZooTampa Upon Approval from USFWS to Accept Rescued Manatees

On March 8, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved ZooTampa at Lowry Park to accept rescued manatees in need of continuing care into our newly upgraded critical care center. The Zoo is privileged with the opportunity to care for one of Florida’s most beloved creatures in need again.  After a year of construction and …

NEW SPRING EVENT BRINGS SIZZLING DELICIOUS FUN TO TAMPA

Tampa Bay’s NEW Family Event Features Savory Food, Live Music and More From March 9th to the 24th TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2019) – Spring in Tampa is known for great weather and long breaks from school but now guests at ZooTampa at Lowry Park can also enjoy delicious BBQ, innovative drinks and live music …

An Open Letter from ZooTampa

February 15, 2019 An Open Letter from ZooTampa at Lowry Park to Tampa Bay Times   Dear Tampa Bay Times Editor,   We are extremely disappointed The Tampa Bay Times continues to publish unsubstantiated accusations against ZooTampa at Lowry Park and its animal care team members. The newspaper is using sources with no credibility or expertise on …

ALL-INCLUSIVE ZOOBREWS EVENT RETURNS TO ZOOTAMPA

ALL-INCLUSIVE ZOOBREWS EVENT RETURNS TO ZOOTAMPA Guests will indulge in endless beer, wine, spirits and food along with wild animal mingles and live music on March 2nd at 7:00p.m.   TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2019) – Tampa’s wildest night returns as ZooTampa at Lowry Park hosts ZooBrews once again, an all-inclusive beer, wine, spirits and …

Statement from ZooTampa at Lowry Park: Response to USFWS manatee inquiry

ZooTampa at Lowry Park has completed an extensive review of its manatee care program and on Friday afternoon provided responses to four questions raised by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about manatee treatments. Informed by an independent panel’s assessment, the Zoo found that actions by lead veterinarian, Dr. Ray Ball, D.V.M. did not cause …

Endangered Malayan tapir pair expecting new calf at ZooTampa at Lowry Park

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 5, 2018) – Christmas may come early at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, where there is a new bundle of joy on the way. Ubi, an endangered Malayan tapir, is pregnant and expected to deliver her third calf in December. Her pregnancy is critical for conservation because a healthy population in human care …

ZooTampa and The Hyppo Celebrate Pygmy Hippo, Holly Berry’s 1st Birthday

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2018) – Happy first birthday, Holly Berry! Last December, ZooTampa at Lowry Park and The Hyppo, a gourmet ice pop company with several stores in the Tampa Bay area, partnered on a contest to name the Zoo’s newest baby girl, a rare pygmy hippopotamus – the winning name was Holly Berry. …

Zoo Update

Manatee care review by outside veterinarians underway at ZooTampa TAMPA, Fla. (November 8, 2018) – Leadership at ZooTampa at Lowry Park announced today that a three-veterinarian, expert panel is in Tampa beginning an in-depth review of the zoo’s manatee care program and treatment performed by the zoo’s senior veterinarian, Dr. Ray Ball, DVM. Joe Couceiro, …

First Litter of African Painted Dogs Born at ZooTampa at Lowry Park

New pups add to Zoo’s growing pack of endangered wild dogs TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 7, 2018) – ZooTampa at Lowry Park is celebrating the births of seven rare African painted dog pups. The multi-colored pups are the first of this endangered African species to be born at the Zoo. They also are the first pups …