Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

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What a great day at the zoo.  Mike and me got there around 1:00pm. The weather was perfect!! We visited the Asian Gardens first. With it's Malayan Tapir, Clouded Leopard, Bearded Pigs, Sloth, and White Tiger. Then it was off to Lorikeet Landing. For a dollar you buy a small cup of nectar and the birds fly right in and make a landing for your arms, hands, and shoulders. It's cute to watch them negotiate each other to get to the cup of nectar. They use there little tounges to drink it. Got to see a Komodo Dragon!! The thing was huge!!

Next it was Primate World. We looked at the Orangutans, Lemurs, and the Colobus Monkeys. It seems that everyone was in a good mood. They were running all over there inclosure chasing each other. It was fun to watch. Both of the Colobus and Oranguntans had babies.

Komodo Dragon
So cute to watch.

If you love birds then check ou the Free-Flight Aviary. Birds from all over the world.

Nest stop was Wallaroo Station. Took a few pictures of the Kangaroos and Wallabys. All were laying in the shade. 

Before heading over to Safari Africa we made a quick stop at Penguin Beach. Cute little critters and they could swim like a rocket. Very intertaining to watch. Our first stop in Africa was the Meerkats. These guys are just cute to watch.  We say Warthogs, Giraffe, Zebra, Gazelle, Elephants, and Rhino's.  This entire exhibit is fantastic. The animals have plenty of room to run. You can also feed the Giraffes. There tounge is the longest one I have ever seen. Amazing!!

Next it was on to the Florida Wildlife Center. We saw Red Wolf, Flamingo, Black Bear, Wild Turkey, Alligator, Florida Panther, Skunk, and the Roseate Spoonbill.

Orangutan
 

The Manatee & Aquatic Center was the next stop.  These animals are some of the most beautiful and graceful. When a manatee is injured in the wild they are brought to the Lowry Park Zoo for recovery and then released back into the wild. Each year many are hurt to motorboats speeding in NO WAKE ZONE area's. Tempertures below 70 degrees and very hard on the manatee's.  They head up rivers and to powerplant warm water run off  to stay warm.  We got to see two river otters playing and eating in there pool. Energetic little creatures!!

Our last stop was the Southern Bald Eagle. A majestic and beautiful bird.

There is a lot to do for the kids like Gator Falls Flume Ride, Treetop Skyfari, Pony Trek, Boomer's Flyin' Banana's Ride, Jungle Carousel, Muster Ride, and Camel Safari.

There are plenty places to fill the stomach like The Garden Grille, Paradise Cafe, Safari Lodge, Tolson's BBQ, and Tamani's Oasis. The prices are not to bad either. There is a gift shop at the entrance.

1-813-935-8552

www.lowryparkzoo.com

 

Overall it was a great day to visit the zoo!!

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Giraffe
Giraffe
Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon
Orangutan
Orangutan
Christmas at the zoo
Christmas at the zoo
Mike
Mike
Me
Me
Bearded Pig
Bearded Pig
Indian Rhino
Indian Rhino
Indian Rhino
Indian Rhino
Sloth Bear
Sloth Bear
Tufted Deer
Tufted Deer
Lorikeet
Lorikeet
Lorikeet
Lorikeet
Lorikeet
Lorikeet
Lorikeet
Lorikeet
Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon
Mike
Mike
Me in the Aviary
Me in the Aviary
Hornbill
Hornbill
I wish the picture had turned out …
I wish the picture had turned out…
Ibis
Ibis
Me
Me
Mike
Mike
Mike
Mike
Me
Me
Orangutan
Orangutan
Orangutan
Orangutan
Orangutan
Orangutan
Lemurs
Lemurs
Lemurs
Lemurs
Lemurs
Lemurs
Lemurs
Lemurs
Kangaroos
Kangaroos
Kangaroos
Kangaroos
Kangaroos
Kangaroos
Wallaby
Wallaby
Penguins
Penguins
Penguins
Penguins
Penguins
Penguins
Penguins
Penguins
Christmas at the zoo
Christmas at the zoo
Meerkats
Meerkats
Meerkats
Meerkats
Meerkats
Meerkats
Safari Lodge, Very nice place to g…
Safari Lodge, Very nice place to …
Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe
African Elephant
African Elephant
African Elephant
African Elephant
Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe
Mike feeding the giraffe
Mike feeding the giraffe
Me feeding the giraffe
Me feeding the giraffe
African Elephant
African Elephant
African Elephant
African Elephant
African Elephant
African Elephant
African Elephant
African Elephant
Grevys Zebra
Grevy's Zebra
White Rhino
White Rhino
White Rhino
White Rhino
Shoebill Stork..ugliest thing!!
Shoebill Stork..ugliest thing!!
Shoebill Stork
Shoebill Stork
Albino Alligator
Albino Alligator
Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey
Red Wolf
Red Wolf
Black Bear
Black Bear
Skunk
Skunk
Flamingo
Flamingo
Florida Panther
Florida Panther
Alligator
Alligator
Florida Panther
Florida Panther
River Otter
River Otter
River Otter
River Otter
Manatees
Manatee's
Manatees
Manatee's
Turtle
Turtle
Manatees
Manatee's
Southern Bald Eagle
Southern Bald Eagle
Southern Bald Eagle
Southern Bald Eagle
Southern Bald Eagle
Southern Bald Eagle
Southern Bald Eagle
Southern Bald Eagle
Me and the bald eagle
Me and the bald eagle
Stingrays
Stingray's
Stingrays
Stingray's
Stingrays
Stingray's
Mike at Stingray Bay
Mike at Stingray Bay
Macaw
Macaw
Who me??
Who me??
It was me...hahaha!!
It was me...hahaha!!
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Tampa's Lowry park Zoo
A great place for adults and kids. The layout of the zoo is easy to follow. The Zoo is broken down into seven sections to include: Safari Africa, Fl… read entire review
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