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The Lowry Park Zoo

A March 2005 trip to Tampa by Jalpari

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Quote: An easy day at one of the best zoos in the country.

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

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Emus Photo, Tampa, Florida
If Mia knew how to say bear or fruit bat in Somali, she sure wasn’t in the mood to share it with me. The sun was hanging high between plump, puffy clouds that marked the sky with an overcast appearance. For spring, the Florida humidity was a killer and made a trip to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo a little tough to handle, but we managed well. I was tagging along with my friend Muna and her 17-month-old niece, Mia, for the day. Muna had been trying to focus her energies on being a good aunt and figured a zoo trip would be perfect for the little one. Though there were times I think Mia would have preferred a trip elsewhere, she did manage to sit quietly and give the animals a half glance when they so dese...Read More