When planning a trip to visit Florida, because of its size and must-see tourist attractions, one must prepare through proper planning and research. Amongst the list of must to go places is Tampa, Florida. Here you can locate one of the largest animal attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa.
The 335-acre adventure park’s habitats offer views of some of the world’s most endangered and exotic animals. For the best animal sightings, go to their habitats early, when it’s cooler. You can experience up-close animal encounters on the Serengeti Plain, a 65-acre free-roaming habitat, home to reticulated giraffes, Grevy’s zebras, white rhinos, bongos, impalas, and more. Myombe Reserve allows you to view lowland gorillas and chimpanzees in a lush, tropical-rain-forest.
The park has eight areas, each with its own theme, animals, live entertainment, thrill rides, kiddie attractions, dining, and shopping. A Skyride cable car soars over the park, offering a bird’s-eye view of it all.
Added up-close tours are available, including a 6-hour zookeeper-for-a-day program and a nighttime safari by lantern light. Tour components and prices are subject to change without notice and park admission is required, but not included.
The Jungala exhibit brings Bengal tigers to center stage and puts them at eye level allowing you to view them from underground caves and underwater windows. The big cats are just one of the reasons the theme park attracts some 4.5 million visitors each year.
It’s a don’t-miss attraction for children and adults who can see, in person, all those wild beasts they’ve watched on Animal Planet and they’ll get better views of them here than at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has more than 2,000 exotic animals living in natural-style environments. If you want to beat the crowds, start in the back of the park and work your way around clockwise.
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