Honors, Awards, and Recognitions

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Honors, Awards, & Recognitions

From ZooTampa to all of our guests, we want to thank you for continuing to support & recognize us as a top attraction! We couldn't do it without you!

2021 Best of South Tampa Winner

Voted Winner of Best of South Tampa by South Tampa Magazine Readers


Winner of 2021 Best of the City Best Family Attraction award from Tampa Magazine

Voted Winner of Best of the City: Best Family Attraction by Tampa Magazine Readers


Winnder of Best of Weddings 2021 award from The Knot

Voted Winner of Best of Weddings by The Knot


2021 Tripadvisor Traveler's Choice Award

10-Time Winner of the Travelers' Choice Award from Tripadvisor

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021

Two-Time Winner of the Traveler's Choice Best of the Best Award from Tripadvisor

2014, 2015


Voted #1 Best Zoo for Kids

Parents Magazine

Voted 14 Most Romantic Things To Do in Tampa, Florida

Trips to Discover

Behavioral Management Innovation Award

2014 – for Elephant Training

2013 – for Macaw Free Flight Experience

2013 Nonprofit of the Year (Environment and Animals)

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Top 10
Best Zoos


Child Magazine


North American Conservation Award

2012 Manatee Care and Leadership in Conservation

2012 Strong Voice for Conservation Award for Field Conservation Efforts

Best In
The Biz

2012 Best Fundraiser – Zoofari

2012 Best Retreat/Team Building Experience (Zoo School)

2012 Elizabeth Hennig selected CFO of the Year

2012 Quality of Life Award for Accessibility

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

2012 Best Animals and Attractions

Tampa Bay Metro Magazine


29 Unforgettable Zoos Everyone Should Know

A colorful macaw flying through the sky A pair of colorful macaw flying through the sky

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