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Learn all about animal care in this state-of-the-art facility
Observe animal care first-hand in this state-of-the-art facility. NOW OPEN
The Animal Care Center will be open daily from 10am - 5pm. Guests can stop by to check each day’s procedure schedule and observe first-hand animal care.
Get a chance to closely observe and even take part in the animal care experience at the Animal Care Center. From nutrition to treatments, X-rays to surgeries, you'll be able to watch animal care first-hand in this state-of-the-art facility.
The Animal Care Center is also home to the hit Emmy-nominated TV series, The Wildlife Docs®. The show takes viewers inside the work of zoological professionals, including Busch Gardens' own veterinarians and trainers.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay cares for more than 200 species of animals! Their parent company, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment are world leaders in animal care, caring for one of the world's largest zoological collections of more than 60,000 animals in total. Each year, the animals at Busch Gardens eat about 1.4 million pounds of food, which works out to be 4,000 pounds daily. Our nutrition team modifies 60 percent of the animal diets every month to meet each animal's individual needs.