Tampa Zoo at Lowry Park
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo features more than 2,000 animals in natural habitats, including animals from Africa, Asia, and Australia, as well as native Florida habitats, a primate area, and an aviary. There is also a large aquarium and three pools that are used to treat local manatees who are injured or ill. Visitors can get up close to some of the zoo’s residents, including “backstage” opportunities with penguins and tortoises, as well as the chance to feed an Indian rhino. Popular residents at the zoo include the African elephants, African penguins, Florida panthers, and the Bornean Orangutan. The park has some rides as well, including a safari ride through the African habitat, a mini-train ride, and a family-friendly roller coaster. The zoo also hosts special programs and events throughout the year, and is as popular with locals as it is with tourists.
Address: 1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa, Florida