While named the #1 family zoo in America, Lowry Park Zoo has something for all ages. The Tampa zoo is home to more than 1,600 animals and 2,000 species of plants from all over the world. Get a close look at rare animals such as the sloth bears and clouded leopards and a variety of endangered primates like the tamarin. Lorikeet Landing provides a peaceful paradise where visitors can hand feed the dazzling, free flying birds. There are plenty of opportunities for guests to interact with the animals as well. Camel rides, Giraffe feeding, and the stingray touch tank are also great ways to get close with the zoo animals. At Wallaroo Station, visitors can view an array of kooky Australian creatures like the laughing kookaburra, flying foxes, and the koala bear. Guests on the more adventurous side may be interested in rides such as the Gator Flume or the Safari Ride.
The Tampa areas around the zoo offer many different choices in home ownership. Carrollwood Tampa homes are some of the most popular areas to live in and distance to the zoo is less than 20 minutes.
Lowry Park Zoo has many events scheduled throughout the year such as $5 days, Zoo Boo, and Presents for Primates. For a schedule of events, hours, directions, and ticket pricing, please visit their website at www.lowryparkzoo.com or call (813) 935-8552.