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Dear Zoo friends,

We have been awed and inspired by the outpouring of support for ZooTampa and the animals in our care. In an uncertain world, we are certain of one thing — ZooTampa has an amazing network of members, donors, employees and friends.

Please stay safe and healthy – and thank you for considering a gift today. We are extremely grateful to have friends like you. If you have any questions, please email us. We are always happy to hear from you.

Warmest regards,

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Mark G. Haney
Chief Advancement Officer

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

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

Support ZooTampa

Buy our shirts & reusable masks

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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.

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Adopt

Every animal at the Zoo is available for symbolic adoption - from the smallest iguana to the largest elephant! You can purchase any of our adoption packages to help provide expert animal care Zoo-wide. Click here to symbolically adopt your favorite Zoo animal.

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Animal Care

Animal Care

ZooTampa's Catherine Lowry Straz Veterinary Hospital is one of the top animal hospitals in the country, accredited multiple times by the American Association of Animal Hospitals (AAHA). 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.

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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, the first non-profit manatee hospital 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 250 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.

Donor Bill of Rights

Trustees of the Lowry Park Zoological Society, Directors of the Lowry Park Zoo Endowment Foundation, and the Employees and Volunteers at ZooTampa understand and appreciate the vital role of philanthropy to accomplish our work. That’s why we subscribe to the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Society of Fund Raising Executives:

“Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes that they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.”

Donor Privacy Statement

ZooTampa at Lowry Park is committed to protecting your privacy. We value the trust of our donors, volunteers, employees and other supporters and recognize that maintaining this trust requires us to ensure the confidentiality of personal information that you share with us.

As a nonprofit organization, ZooTampa relies on your support, depends on the support of generous contributors, and achieves ambitious fundraising objectives by communicating with and understanding donors. We know that it is essential to protect the privacy of that information. ZooTampa, the Lowry Park Zoological Society, and the Lowry Park Zoo Endowment Foundation will neither sell nor trade a donor’s personal information to any other entity without the written permission of the donor.

ZooTampa Public Disclosures

We are committed to financial transparency. You can download the following financial documents to learn how your donation dollars are allocated to conserve and protect wildlife at ZooTampa.

Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, INC. is a 501(c)(3) Organization; TIN# 59-2328289.

FLORIDA STATE REGISTRATION:

Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, INC.: Registration No. CH140
Lowry Park Endowment Foundation, INC.: Registration No. CH20389

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES:

Phone: (800) 435-7352
FloridaConsumerHelp.com