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.
Once home to a dozen stingrays inside of ZooTampa, Stingray Bay sat empty Friday, closed to the public. An investigation continues into the death of all 12 stingrays that were in the touch tank, and foul play cannot yet be ruled out.
ZooTampa is examining mechanical equipment and testing water quality and conditions after 12 stingrays died at the facility.
Thousands of tadpoles got a one-way ticket from Tampa to the Caribbean last week. It is an effort by ZooTampa at Lowery Park to help save a species nearly 1,200 miles away.
ZooTampa welcomed a baby Eastern bongo female at 2:30 a.m. on May 1.
People are not the only ones who can contract COVID-19; animals can also become infected with the virus, too.
With three vaccines authorized by the FDA for emergency use in humans, getting some relief from the coronavirus pandemic seems within reach, but how does that translate to animals?
Manatees are dying across Florida at an alarming rate. In just the first three months of the year, more than 600 have been killed -- nearly seven manatee deaths a day, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
A family of binturongs is making its debut at ZooTampa. The trio, Sully, Melati, and baby Katrika, are moving from their behind-the-scenes living space to the Asia realm of the zoo.
Many people will never get a chance to take a trip across the world to see a rare shoebill stork in its native habitat. But ZooTampa is home to three of only four shoebill storks in the United States.
Some people enjoy the cold and others live here in our area.
Some people like cold weather and others do not. The same applies to animals. Some become much more active when the temperatures drop. FOX 13 Photojournalist Jason Wright introduces us to the ones who like it when the mercury dips below fifty degrees.
The beginning of winter brought a true cold snap for the Tampa Bay area.
The beginning of winter brought a true cold snap for the Tampa Bay area. ZooTampa takes the cold seriously as they care for their animals. Just like most Floridians, they have some residents that do not care for the cold at all. FOX 13 Photojournalist Jason Wright stops by the zoo to see which animals don't like the cold.
The yet-to-be-named baby boy was born Nov. 15 to first-time mom Randee.
"Creatures of the Night" at ZooTampa at Lowry Park is back during the month of October with spooky scares and eerie frights for ghouls & goblins of all ages.
ZooTampa is ready with its annual ‘Creatures of the Night’ event, and they've taken the extra precautions to keep people safe while visiting a "scary" venue.
The wax sculpture of a momma panther and her cub will completely melt in a few days. It's to draw attention to climate change and how Florida’s rising heat affects our wildlife.