We wanted to get out of the house and wanted to find as responsible a way of doing that as possible. We decided that we’d take a walk in the park, the Lowry Park and Zoo Tampa. The Zoo is divided up in to 6 sections that lend its self to a meandering walk through Asia, Florida, Africa, Wallaroo, and Primates. The audience of NKWT might want to skip Wallaroo the children’s oriented section of the zoo filled with rides and other amenities directed at youngsters.
Amanda and I are admittedly spoiled by growing up with the National Zoo in our backyard. The National Zoo is one of the best parks anywhere and is absolutely free. We went to the Zoo in Pittsburgh and that only cost $13 per person. So, the cost of a $40 per person to see some animals seems a very steep price.
The collection of animals was a little limited for us. We expected to see multiple versions of some animals. We saw some animals that we’d classify as “deer” and found only one on display.
The zoo was a great place for us to get out of the house too. But, a bit disappointing as far as variety goes. We are however grateful for all the work that Zoo Tampa does for species preservation and education.