Recognized as the #1 Zoo in the U.S. by Parents magazine (2009) and Child magazine (2004), Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features 1,500 animals on nearly 60 acres of natural habitats. Guests will find many interactive exhibits and opportunities to get closer to wildlife -- feed a giraffe, ride a horse, hold a lorikeet, touch a stingray and more. The Zoo's Manatee and Aquatic Center expands the traditional boundaries of a zoo, focusing efforts on critical care for injured, sick and orphaned wild manatees. Also at the zoo: splash ground water play areas, wild rides, educational shows and restaurants. Don't miss DinoQuest2- a special exhibit featuring 22 life-sized, life-like animatronic dinosaurs. DinoQuest is open daily now-May 28, 2013. Parking is free. Visit www.LowryParkZoo.com or call (813) 935-8552 for more information. Also find the Zoo on Facebook and Twitter.