Donate to ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Help Support Our Mission

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.

Dear Zoo friends,

At the heart of our mission is our unwavering commitment to the more than 1,000 amazing animals who are entrusted in our care, and to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of Florida wildlife. Our goal is to inspire the next generation to join us in saving wildlife and preserving the world we share.

As a non-profit which is 93% self-funded, we depend on the generosity of our guests through memberships, tickets and donations to continue our journey of educating, connecting and inspiring.

Thank you for considering a gift today. We are extremely grateful to have friends like you, and we're always happy to hear from you. Only with your support and by working together can we save wildlife for future generations to enjoy!

Warmest regards,

JL Bielon

JL Bielon
VP, Development

Your Support Matters

Your Support Matters

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Can feed our entire rookery of African penguins for a day


Can provide 20 pounds of meat for our critically endangered Malayan tigers


Can send 2 disadvantaged children to the Zoo for a day of adventure

Wild Circle Society

Join us for a Wild adventure!

ZooTampa at Lowry Park Wild Circle Society

Become a member of the Wild Circle Giving Society at ZooTampa at Lowry Park! You'll get several special benefits, but the best one is knowing that the tax-deductible portion of your Wild Circle contribution will support our conservation efforts here at the Zoo and around the world to help preserve wildlife for future generations.

Contact us for more info, or click below.

Request info about joining Wild Circle Society


Benches & Carousel Animals

Celebrate a special occasion, remember a loved one, or thank someone special with a unique commemoration to support animal conservation. Every bench or carousel animal is uniquely designated 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. Contact us for more info, or click below.

Request more info about Commemorations


Every animal at the Zoo is available for symbolic adoption - from the smallest iguana to the largest elephant! Through your purchase of an adoption package, you are directly helping our worldwide education, animal care and conservation efforts.

Symbolically adopt your favorite Zoo animal

Why Your Support Matters

Rescue, Rehabilitation & Release of Florida Wildlife

We are a leader in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of Florida species. From majestic manatees to critically endangered Florida panthers, our team is at the forefront of helping the diverse species that call the Sunshine State home.

Conservation & Research

ZooTampa is home to more than 100 species in danger of going extinct in our, or our children’s, lifetime. Through our participation in the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Species Survival Programs we are directly helping in the long-term sustainability of vulnerable, threatened, and endangered species. Additionally, through our more than 20 years of support to field conservation programs, we are committed to creating strong and successful partnerships with conservation organizations and field programs positioned at the forefront of species survival.

Learning & Community Access

ZooTampa’s Community Access Program partners with Renaissance Schools in Hillsborough County and human service organizations in Tampa Bay to provide high-impact science education experiences to more than 90,000 students from more than 1,000 schools. Our goal is to make visiting our Zoo accessible to all members of our community, despite financial or social obstacles. We welcome all who wish to connect to nature and learn more about animal conservation.

Amazon Smile

Orangutan momma and baby smiling and hugging each other
Amazon Smile

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you, just extra love to your favorite Zoo? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa Inc" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:

  1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
  2. Select the main menu (≡) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
  3. Select "Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa Inc" as your charity
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app
  5. Or, click here to get started on your computer

Amazon Wish List

We strive to keep our animals happy and healthy in unique ways. One way is by providing daily enrichment which give the animals an opportunity to engage in natural behaviors, exercise choice over their environment and enhances their well-being.

Buy a gift for one of our animals

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.


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.


Phone: (800) 435-7352