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Dear Zoo friends,

During these uncertain times, we are reminded that compassion and generosity make up the fibers that keep our community together. Our commitment to provide the more than 1,100 animals who live at our Zoo with superior care, veterinary oversight and daily enrichment activities will never waiver. As a non-profit organization, depending on ticket sales, zoo visits and donations to operate, our temporary closure will have a significant impact on our overall operating budget. Your support is critical as we continue our mission to be a place where families can come, escape from daily lives, and connect with each other and wildlife.

Please consider a donation to our emergency operating fund to assist us with the care of our animals and dedicated team.

“Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much”
— Helen Keller

Thank you!

Your Support Matters

Your donation to ZooTampa at Lowry Park provides crucial support for our animal care, education programs, and wildlife conservation efforts. As a non-profit organization, the Zoo depends on contributions from donors like you to help enrich the lives of animals, and inspire generations of youth to protect our natural heritage. Your commitment shows that you are part of a community that cares about saving species and conserving wildlife.

Here are some of the ways a small gift can have a big impact on the animals at the Zoo:

  • $10 could provide food for our rookery of penguins for a day
  • $15 could provide 10 pounds of meat for our critically endangered Malayan tigers
  • $25 could send a disadvantaged child to the Zoo for the day
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Animal Care

Animal Care

The Catherine Lowry Straz Veterinary Hospital is one of the top American Association of Animal Hospitals (AAHA) twice since opening in 2015. We are the only zoo in the USA to have ever earned that distinction. 

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Education & Community Outreach

Learning and Community Access

Zoo Tampa, Community Access Program (CAP) partners with Renaissance Schools in Hillsborough County and human service organizations in Tampa Bay. ZooTampa helps to provide high-impact science education experiences to more than 90,000 students from more than 1,000 schools across Tampa Bay, and advancing 15+ years of Zoo's field conservation leadership in Tampa and around the globe. CAP support make visiting the zoo accessible to all members of our community, despite financial or social obstacles. The zoo welcomes all who wish to connect to nature, learn more about animal conservation and how individuals can support the efforts of ZooTampa.

African Penguins

Conservation & Research

Conservation & Research

ZooTampa houses more than 100 species in danger of going extinct in our, or our children’s, lifetime. The Zoo is designated a state center for species conservation and biodiversity and treats several threatened and endangered Florida wildlife species, including Florida panthers and critically endangered Key Deer. One of our most successful conservation programs is the David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center, one of only two nonprofit manatee hospitals in the world. Here, our veterinary and animal care teams treat sick, injured and orphaned manatees. To date, we have been able to successfully release more than 240 manatees back into the wild. 

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Commemorate

Commemorate

Celebrate a special occasion, remember a loved one, or thank someone special with a unique bench to support animal conservation. Every bench is made specifically for each donor with an individualized recognition plaque. There are a number of beautiful areas throughout the Zoo and we would be pleased to walk the park and help you select the perfect spot to celebrate your loved one or event. For more information, contact Danna Bramlett at danna.bramlett@zootampa.org or Amanda Cook at amanda.cook@zootampa.org.

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Amazon Wish List

Amazon Wish List

We strive to keep our animals happy and healthy in unique ways. One way we go about doing that is by providing daily enrichment to all our animals. As a non-profit organization, the Zoo depends on contributions from donors like you to help enrich the lives of animals in our care and inspire future generations. Your commitment makes clear that you are part of a community that cares about saving species and conserving wildlife.  To purchase a gift for one of our animals click here.

LOWRY PARK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF TAMPA, INC. IS A 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION; TIN#59-2328289.

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