Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
The zoo even has a special manatee hospital
Manatees at Lowry Park Zoo
The small 41-acre Lowry Park Zoo is ranked one of the top three zoos for its size by the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums.
With 1,600 animals
representing 272 species (including 31 threatened or endangered species),
manatees are one of the Lowry Park Zoo's main attractions.
Just like a hospital for humans, the manatee hospital provides x-ray and dark room, an operating room, and anesthesia for injured or ill manatees. Pepsi Cola and the city of Tampa fund the center.
that regain their
full health are released back into the wild.
Contact info: Located at 7101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa. Open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 813-935-9486.