If fun is in your nature, spend some time at TAMPA'S LOWRY PARK ZOO, named the #1 Zoo in the U.S. by both Parents and Child magazines! The Zoo features 1,300 incredible animals on 56 lush acres including koalas, elephants, tigers, penguins, chimpanzees, orangutans and much more. Have a wild time feeding a giraffe, holding a lorikeet, touching 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.