Explore the Zoo

adventure awaits!

From Africa to Asia and beyond, there is so much to explore! Make the most out of your visit and explore everything we have to offer.

Manatee Circle

The fun begins as soon as you step foot through the Zoo’s Main Entrance! Visit the Main Free-Flight Aviary just inside, or splash around in the Manatee Fountains. You can also grab a bite to eat at Macaw’s Landing, check out the fun photos taken by our Zootastic photographers, symbolically adopt an animal at Nature’s Kingdom Gift Shop, or simply continue on your adventure to one of our 5 realms.


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The Canopy Aviary

This large, free-flight aviary is located at the front of the Zoo in Manatee Circle, where you can get up close with several species of birds.
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Manatee Statue & Fountains
Closed for the Season

Cool down in the fountains around this iconic landmark or take a seat while our beautiful macaws do a lap around the circle during the Macaw Flyover.
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Expedition Photo

View all the fun photos taken by our Zootastic photographers at the start of your day and choose what package is right for you.

Dining & Shopping

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Nature's Kingdom Gift Shop & Wheelchair Rentals

Symbolically adopt an animal or find other unique gifts and souvenirs at Nature's Kingdom gift shop.
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Macaw's Landing Cafe

Serving burgers, sandwiches, salads, kids meals, fries and more. Beer, wine, fountain drinks, kids drinks, shakes and soft serve ice cream also available. Indoor & outdoor dining.


Get up close to the many rare and endangered animals in the Asian Gardens, including the Malayan tiger, sun bear, and Indian rhino.



Father and son feed lorikeets in the aviary at ZooTampa

Lorikeet Landing

Located in the Asia realm, you can walk in this free-flight aviary and meet some of the most beautiful birds in the world. Plus, for a small fee you can even feed them!
A couple takes a selfie with a large bird in an aviary at ZooTampa

Sulawesi Aviary

Also located in Asia along the boardwalk, this aviary features amazing birds from Southeast Asia.
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ZooVentures Theater

Experience wildlife connections throughout the day at ZooVentures Theater and get a closer look at some of our animal ambassadors.
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Indian Rhino Encounter

Signature Encounter!
Enjoy an unforgettable experience offering a tasty treat to one of our Indian Rhinos.
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Dining & Shopping

Colorful lorikeets mingle on a branch in their aviary at ZooTampa

Lorikeet Aviary Gift Shop

Find unique gifts from all around the world in our Lorikeet Aviary Gift Shop.