The ZooTampa staff at the Catherine Lowry Straz Veterinary Hospital cares for all of the animals on-site whether they weigh less than 9 ounces or more than 900 pounds.
ZooTampa vets are the exclusive doctors to thousands of animals at one of the most exotic locations in the Bay Area and have the added challenge of treating patients who cannot speak.
A highly pathogenic Avian Influenza strain has been spreading in wild birds across Florida since January. The deadly bird flu outbreak has now been confirmed in the Tampa Bay area prompting wildlife rehabs and zoos to take precautions.
One cancer patient – a bird living at ZooTampa – has a second chance at life thanks to a 3D printer.
When zookeepers around the world, and at ZooTampa, saw the devastation in Ukraine, they were immediately concerned for the animals and wanted to help.
The newest orangutan born at ZooTampa made her grand entrance into the world last month, much to the delight of those visiting the park.
In May of last year, ZooTampa had to shut down its Stingray Bay after the sudden and tragic deaths of all 12 of its rays. Now, officials are preparing to reopen the attraction in the coming months.
Dr. Nau has been with ZooTampa for four years. Her most memorable moments occurred last summer when Ruby, a southern white rhino, was born. The doctor side of me is watching to make sure everything is OK, but the other side of me is just absolutely in awe."
The 16-year-old and 7-year-old tigers were tested for the virus after showing mild respiratory symptoms.
ZooTampa has released a manatee back into the Gulf of Mexico after treating the sea cow for red tide toxicity for two months.
The holiday-themed tradition ‘Christmas in the Wild’ is returning to ZooTampa this week. The family friendly event kicks off Friday, November 26, the first of 18 nights through December 30.
ZooTampa started administering a special COVID-19 vaccine to animals.
Rescuers saved this tiny orphaned manatee calf off the coast of southwest Florida and brought him to ZooTampa. He weighs just 45 pounds, and is one of the smallest manatee patients the zoo has ever treated.
A baby manatee is being cared for at ZooTampa, and zookeepers say she's the smallest rescued orphan calf the facility has ever treated.
When manatees are impacted by red tide, it can cause seizures and paralysis, causing manatees to drown because they can't rise to the surface to breathe, according to ZooTampa.
ZooTampa’s maternity ward is filling up. Guests can meet these new babies when they visit the zoo.
ZooTampa at Lowry Park is bringing summer fun to Tampa. Visitors can see some adorable baby animals and grab a new frozen treat.
ZooTampa says a technical issue with the tank may have led to the sudden deaths of 12 stingrays last month, and they’ll rebuild the entire habitat to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
A female southern white rhino was born early June 6 at ZooTampa. She is the 8th southern white rhino calf born at the zoo.
ZooTampa officials said tissue and water samples were sent to different labs, including one in Germany, as they investigate why all of their stingrays were found dead last month.