We’re animal lovers here at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. For that reason, we’ve partnered with ZooTampa, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and care for animals all while creating exceptional personalized experiences that connect people with wildlife in fun, immersive ways.
ZooTampa at Lowry Park provides a healthy and enriching environment for 1,300 different animals. As an AZA-accredited Zoo, ZooTampa also meets the highest standards for animal care, conservation, and education. AZA accreditation is achieved by less than 10% of nearly 3,000 animal exhibitors in the nation.
Additionally, ZooTampa is the first and only zoo in the U.S. with a zoo school that features early childhood education for students ages 1 – 5. More than 140,000 school-aged children go through the Zoo’s educational programs each year, second only to the Hillsborough County school system in Tampa.
In total, more than 1.3 million students have been served by the Zoo’s educational programs. The Zoo’s summer camp program has been voted “Best Camp in Tampa Bay.
ZooTampa also houses more than 100 species in danger of going extinct in our, or our children’s, lifetime. The Zoo is designated a state center for species conservation and biodiversity and treats several threatened and endangered Florida wildlife species, including Florida panthers and critically endangered Key Deer.
ZooTampa strives to keep their animals happy and healthy in unique ways. One way they go about doing that is by providing daily enrichment to all our animals. As a non-profit organization, the Zoo depends on contributions from donors to help enrich the lives of animals in our care and inspire future generations.
As a part of our commitment to ZooTampa, we are selling ZooTampa bracelets for $5 at the Seminole Hard Rock Retail Stores and 100% of the proceeds benefit ZooTampa.
Stop by to pick up your charitable bracelet before they’re gone as they are only sold in the month of April.
To learn more about ZooTampa click here.
Images courtesy of ZooTampa’s website