If fun is in your nature, spend some time at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, a Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice winner! The Zoo features more than 1,200 incredible animals on 56 lush acres including manatees, koalas, elephants, tigers, penguins, orangutans and much more. Have a wild time feeding a giraffe, holding a lorikeet, feeling a stingray, walking with wallabies, touching a giant tortoise and more. The Zoo's Manatee and Aquatic Center expands the traditional boundaries of a zoo, focusing efforts on critical care for injured, sick and orphaned Florida manatees. It is one of the only places that you can see these gentle giants year-round. During your visit, keep cool in the warm Florida sun with water play areas, wild rides, shows, shopping and restaurants.