Friday, May 17, 2013
The calf, Jiyu, is doing well after being born three days before Mother's Day, according to zoo officials.
Three days before Mother's Day, an endangered Indian rhinoceros named Jamie gave birth to a male calf at Lowry Park Zoo. The birth is the third for the zoo in five years, officials said. The calf, who was given the Indian name "Jiyu" for compassionate friend, is spending time with his mom away from the zoo's exhibits. "This calf represents our third successful offspring in support of the Indian rhino management program in North America," said Dr. Larry Killmar, vice president of animal science, in a news release. "This tremendous achievement requires a great deal of hard work and dedication by the animal management staff." Jamie's other children - Jaya, born in 2009, and Jahi, born in 2011 - live in Wichita, Kansas and Sanford, Florida, …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Bahati is four months old, and has grown from 64 pounds to 283 pounds, zoo officials say.
This just in from officials at Lowry Park Zoo: Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is wild about moms, including one of the newest who lives at the Zoo: "Betty," an adult female okapi with her 4-month-old offspring, "Bahati." At the Zoo's recent Karamu gala, the Emerick family of Tampa won the live auction opportunity to sponsor and name the calf. They selected a Swati name, Bahati, which means lucky. Bahati is just beginning to emerge from the newborn "nesting phase," a hiding behavior common and in the wild, providing protection from predators. He has grown from 64 pounds at birth on January 6, to more than 283 pounds in April. While both mom and calf have access to the main outdoor exhibit most afternoons, Bahati often chooses to stay on his nest …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The promotion is being sponsored by Lowry Park Zoo for Mother's Day weekend.
If you're looking for something to do with mom on Mother's Day, Lowry Park Zoo is offering a promotion from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on May 11 and 12. Bring your mom to the zoo, and she gets in for free with purchase of their son or daughters full priced admission ticket. To receive the offer, the paid ticket has to be purchased on May 11 or 12, and can't be combined with other discounts. Do you plan to go to the zoo with mom this weekend? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Patch is giving away tickets to one of Tampa Bay's biggest attractions.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Patch is giving away packs of four tickets to one of Tampa Bay's best attractions, Lowry Park Zoo.
If you are viewing this on a mobile device, click here to enter your email address. Update: Patch is currently contacting the winners. Once they have all been contacted and prizes awarded, an update will be posted here. Thanks to everyone who entered! Ok, here is the fine print: ***To enter, submit your email address in the form above. All entries must be received by May 5, 2013, at 11:59 p.m.***You may enter once per email address.*** 4 winners will be selected random drawing.***Winners receive a 4-pack of daytime Lowry Park Zoo tickets including DinoQuest2 admission. The retail value for each voucher is $115.80.*** See the Official Rules attached to this article.***By entering, you are agreeing to receive Patch’s newsletter. You can …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Each week we feature a photo from a reader. Upload you photos to Seminole Heights Patch and you could be featured next week.
We invite you to provide the caption for this great photo provided by the Lowry Park Zoo of an orangutan monkeying around. Post your ideas in the "comments" section below. If you have an awesome photo of nature, breath-taking scenery, kids caught being kids, a pet doing something funny or something unusual you happen to catch with your camera, we'd love to feature it on Patch. Just click the Upload Photo button.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Hadiah, a 7-year-old female orangutan, chows down on a hard-boiled egg at Lowry Park Zoo.
The Bornean orangutan family at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo had an “egg” citing morning with the zoo’s annual Orangutan Egg Hunt. The four playful primates enjoyed hard-boiled eggs, baskets, toys and treats throughout the exhibit. In addition to enjoying the activity, the orangutans benefit from the challenge of exploring their habitat for treats, stimulating them both mentally and physically.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The manatee calf is in critical condition at the Tampa zoo hospital, suffering from 'cold stress.' ABC Action News tweeted this photo of the manatee.
A 90-pound manatee calf rescued Wednesday, March 27, in St. Petersburg would have likely died if it had not been noticed by a wildlife expert working in the area, according to media reports. Fox News interviewed Fish and Wildlife staff member Jennifer Johnson: "We noticed right off the bat that there was a really small calf looking like it might be by itself, so after about five minutes of watching it with no mom around, I called the rescue team at the Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory," Jennifer Johnson recalled. The baby manatee is listed in critical condition today at Lowry Park Zoo, where the marine mammal was assessed and is being treated for the effects of "cold stress." (See photo that ABC Action News tweeted Wednesday.) …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The dinosaurs debuted on Friday, March 1.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The dinosaurs debut on Friday, March 1.
Wednesday, February 27
From officials at Lowry Park Zoo: More than 20 life-sized and lifelike dinosaur replicas have roared into to Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo near Seminole Heights for DinoQuest2, the Zoo's second outdoor exhibition of its kind, presented by floridacentral Credit Union. The cast of colossal creatures comes to life using sophisticated technology, advanced special effects, realistic movements and natural sounds in a lakeside forest setting. The experience is designed to encourage visitors to discover how the Earth was different 200 million years ago, and learn which present day animals have dinosaur ancestors. "In the Zoo's DinoQuest2 exhibition, guests will be immersed in a diverse group of animals that were the dominant vertebrates on our planet for…