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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 …

Christmas In The Wild Celebrates the Season with More Lights and Jolly Surprises

The Wild Family Tradition Continues Starting November 23 It’s the most wonderful time of the year… as ZooTampa at Lowry Park transforms into a world of holiday cheer for Christmas in the Wild! The event celebrates its fourth year as one of Tampa Bay’s most beloved holiday traditions. The festivities kick-off on “Black Friday” on …

A Letter from the CEO

STATEMENT: Joe Couceiro, CEO and President, ZooTampa at Lowry Park As part of the permitting process for ZooTampa to rescue, rehabilitate and release manatees, the US Fish and Wildlife service is requesting more information about manatee care procedures led by Dr. Ray Ball, senior veterinarian. Questions are part of the normal review process. Our priority …

Creatures of the Night Returns with New Eerie Family Frights at ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Tampa Bay’s No. 1 Family Fright Fest Celebrates Halloween Season with Safe Scares and More As fall draws near, the critically acclaimed Creatures of the Night returns to ZooTampa at Lowry Park as a bigger and better event for ghouls and goblins of all ages. On Fridays and Saturdays from October 5-27, the Zoo stays …

Southern White Rhinoceros Gives Birth at ZooTampa at Lowry Park

New arrival of nearly threatened rhino species continues Zoo’s conservation leadership Celebrations are taking place at ZooTampa at Lowry Park’s southern white rhinoceros’ habitat. Mother Alake gave birth to a calf on September 12, marking the sixth successful southern white rhino birth and ninth rhino in the Zoo’s history. After bonding with mom, the calf …

Mysterious, Rarely Seen Species One Step Closer to Survival with New Birth

Zoo used Okapi milk to help determine newborn calf’s arrival The animal care and veterinarian teams at ZooTampa at Lowry Park have welcomed the birth of an endangered okapi calf. Okapi (pronounced oh-COP-ee) are the only living relative of the giraffe and are found in the remote forests of central Africa. The calf was born …

Roaring Springs Splashes Into ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Wild family water adventure opens June 9, 2018 ZooTampa at Lowry Park will kick off the summer with a splash as it introduces its brand-new family water adventure, Roaring Springs presented by Pinch A Penny. Following the debut of a refreshed, contemporary identity featuring a new logo and revitalized vision, ZooTampa will launch its most …

Four Extremely Rare Red Wolf Pups Born at ZooTampa at Lowry Park

ZooTampa at Lowry Park visitors may see a litter of new red wolf puppies, which are the most critically endangered wolf species in the world.

Zoo-Rescued Florida Panther Adjusting to Life After Amputation

ZooTampa veterinary expertise aided injured big cat through recovery toward hopeful future An endangered Florida panther, named Walter, is moving from his hospital room to life in a customized panther habitat at ZooTampa at Lowry Park after a year-long recovery from a life-threatening injury and amputation. Found with his left foot caught in a snare …