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Our Top 3 Animal Encounters You Must Do In Tampa, Florida

Tampa has so much to offer residents and visitors alike.  There’s theme parks, water parks, great dining and close to the beast.  But what you might not have know is that Tampa has some amazing animal encounters that we feel everyone should experience.     Here is our list of the Top 3 Animal Encounters in Tampa.  Take a read and let us know what should be on our “must do” list in Tampa!

  1. The Florida Aquarium

Ranked in the top 10 Aquariums in the country by TripAdvisor.com and ranked in the top 5 “Kid Friendly Aquariums” by Parents Magazine, The Florida Aquarium in Downtown Tampa is a must.  When you visit The Florida Aquarium, you can expect to encounter Penguins during their Penguin Promenade, watch the sharks as they make their way around the Coral Reef, take part in the Interactive Touch Experience at Stingray Beach, Horseshoe Crab Lagoon and No Bones Zone.  There is truly so much to see and do at The Florida Aquarium.   Find more information concerning hours, admission price and special events for The Florida Aquarium here.

  1. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Named #1 in the USA for Kids by Parents and Child Magazines, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo always promises to be a fun filled day.  Open daily from 9:30am-5pm, Lowry Park Zoo is a great place to spend the day.  A favorite at Lowry Park Zoo is the interaction with the wildlife.  Stand on a feeding plateau and come eye to eye with a giraffe.  For just a few dollars, you can even feed the giraffes.   Other encounters include Lorikeet Landing, Stingray Bay, Wallaroo Station and The Harrell Discovery Center.   With  more than 1,000 animal, house on 56 acres of lush habitat, you Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is a great experience.  For more information about Lowry Park Zoo click here.

  1. Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue brings a visitor face to face with nearly big cats of various species and all from different backgrounds.  Big Cat Rescue has over 100 volunteers and each goes through extensive training and education.  Once you enter Big Cat Rescue, you will find that these same volunteers and interns want to do nothing more than share this knowledge of these beautiful creatures with you.  For instance, did you know it takes over $10,000 to properly care for a tiger for one year?  For ore information on Big Cate Rescue click here.

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