Visit The Lowry Park Zoo
History of Lowry Park Zoo
Lowry Park Zoo is 56 acres in size and was voted to be the number one family friendly zoo. The zoo is a nonprofit organization and is considered to be a good thing to do for sightseeing options in Florida. They feature rare animals, as well as some that are on the endangered list and build them places to live that resemble their natural habitats.
By the 1980s, Lowry Park Zoo became more popular as one of the things to do in Florida when it added a roller coaster, skyride and some kiddie rides. However, the zoo part was in poor shape and needed help. It was so bad the Humane Society condemned it for the cramped quarters of the animals and the fact that it badly needed some repairs.
Due to this, Lowry Park Zoo temporarily closed until it could be repaired and renovated. Through fund raising efforts the zoo became once again one of the places to visit in Florida that families and their children could visit on cheap trips to Florida when it reopened in 1988. They can even spend the night in one of the cheap hotels in Florida and visit other tourist attractions in Tampa too.
What can be seen at the Lowry Park Zoo?
It also has fun exhibits where visitors can actually touch things such as riding a camel, feeling lorikeets or stingrays, a petting zoo, and encounters with manatees. It is one of the most beloved of Florida attractions you can do day trips in Florida.
The Lowry Park Zoo Helps Keep Endangered Animals Alive
Ride Attractions at Lowry Park Zoo
The Lowry Park Zoo has seven main exhibits and they are the Asian Gardens, Native Florida Wildlife, Primate World, Free Flight Aviary, Safari Africa, the Manatee and Aquatic Center, and a children’s zoo. It also features two water play locations, some educational shows, and some fine restaurants.