Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Our second day in Florida we spent seven hours at Tampa’s famous Lowry Park Zoo. We took hundreds of photos and saw a lot of cool birds and other animals. Here’s some of them.

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Waiting for Zoo to Open

Giraffes
Giraffes

The super rare Okapi
Okapis
Relatives to giraffes!

Shoebill Stork
Shoebill Stork

Shoebill Stork

Me and Shoebill Stork

Helmeted Guinea Fowl
Helmeted Guinea Fowl

White Ibis (wild)
White Ibis

One of the coolest experiences we had at the zoo was the opportunity to feed the White Rhinos. Stacia was able to even pet the baby!

White Rhinos

White Rhino

Me Feeding White Rhino

We also saw the zoo staff feeding African penguins.

Penguins

Penguin

We saw Meerkats who nervously watched the Fish Crows and Turkey and Black Vultures flying overhead.
Meerkats

The orangutans were entertaining, especially a young one.

Orangutan

Orangutan Picking Nose

The zoo also had two baby Clouded Leopards!
Clouded Leopard

I had the opportunity to feed some Lorikeets.

Lorikeet

Me and a Lorikeet

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo was perhaps the best zoo experience we have ever had (and we live near Brookfield Zoo which is amazing). They have tons of birds and the layout is easy to navigate and provides a lot of open areas to view animals in natural settings.

But the most important thing Lowry Park Zoo does is in their education and conservation efforts. They are one of the most well-respected zoos and provide an amazing amount of insight into some of the world’s most magnificent animals.

Plus, they are a great place to bring young children to engage them in learning about the wonderful natural world we live in.

Me as a Fruit Bat

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