喂长颈鹿，骑骆驼，宠物刺雷-如果你想找个乐子，全家人亲身体验，然后Lowry Park Zooin坦帕should be top on your list.洛里公园是美国东南部最受欢迎的动物园。and features 56 acres of lush and beautifully landscaped habitats that are home to over 1,000 animals.Kids are able to get up close and personal with many species,and there are tons of amenities,rides and attractions dedicated to families with younger children.
Kids love seeing the giraffe's 18-inch tongue!-照片由洛瑞公园动物园提供
动物园布局便利，有八个不同的栖息地，包括受欢迎的非洲野生动物园和免费的飞行鸟舍。Australian-themed Wallaroo Station is an area specially designated for families and offers plenty of interactive activities to get the kids engaged.当他们带着袋鼠和袋鼠沿着小路走的时候，看着它们发光，或是刷山羊或是骑马。
佛罗里达州的木板路是一个专门为当地的栖息地和动物特别服务的区域。当你漫步在木板路上时，you can enjoy all the wonderful creatures that make Florida home.该区域还设有互动区，包括黄貂鱼湾，孩子（和成人，也可以喂和触摸黄貂鱼。Conservation is very much a part of the zoo's mission,在这里你可以找到佛罗里达州最全面的濒危本地物种。
The zoo's unique Manatee Hospital has treated over 330 manatees —Photo courtesy of Lowry Park Zoo
动物园里另一个独特的保护区是大卫A。Straz,Jr.海牛医院。这是世界上唯一一个完全致力于佛罗里达濒危海牛治疗和康复的设施。这些迷人而温和的动物深受当地人的喜爱，保护它们不受栖息地破坏和船只袭击的努力仍在继续。The Lowry Park Zoo is one of the few places where you can view manatees outside their natural habitat.
When the kids are ready for a break,有很多地方可以休息，relax and refuel.在生境中散布着许多价格合理的餐饮选择，shady parks and kid-friendly rides.动物园精心规划，考虑到妈妈和小孩的需要，并提供婴儿车租赁服务。family bathrooms and changing areas.
Family-friendly rides and other amenities are located throughout the park —Photo courtesy of Lowry Park Zoo
事实上，所有类型的可访问性是这里的一个关键因素。公园有轮椅进出，并提供租金。Visitors in need of sign language interpreters are accommodated,as well.In addition,the zoo has partnered with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida to provide services for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities.他们的网站上有专门的资源。
If you're just visiting,you might want to check out the new Tampa Bay City Pass,which offers a package of five area attractions for one low price.见Lowry Park Zoo websitefor details.