Since 1957, Tampa’s most famous zoo has been bringing joy to locals and visitors from across the world with its unique blend of animal encounters, wildlife adventures, conservation education and other nature-focused experiences for the kids as well as for the kids still living within each of us.
At various periods in its evolution, what had become world renown as Lowry Park Zoo would expand with each new phase of its blossoming. In 1987, the nonprofit zoo closed and following a major reconstruction re-opened a year later with updated facilities and has been working toward building its conservation efforts and unique programming ever since. As recently as 2018, it took on its latest transformation with a brand change, becoming ZooTampa at Lowry Park.
While the Zoo has maintained its more popular attractions and annual events, it continues to add new, diverse offerings. This weekend, ZooTampa kicks off a new monthly yoga series, Yoga in the Wild on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8:30 a.m., inside the Ituri Forest at ZooTampa. Guests can find their flow and refresh while connecting with wildlife and nature on the second Saturday monthly. Classes are designed for participants at all levels of yoga practice and will be led by an instructor from the award-winning Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation. Entry for the special Zoo event is $15 members and $35 for non-members and includes standard admission to the Zoo for the remainder of the day. Proceeds from the monthly event supports the Zoo’s care and conservation efforts.
Other upcoming Yoga in the Wild dates are noted by locations within the Zoo where they will be held: October 13 (Asia Boardwalk), November 10 (Primates), December 15 (Santa’s Village), January 12 (Florida Boardwalk), February 9 (Elephant Overlook) and March 9 (Manatee Tunnel).
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