Visit the Serengeti Plains at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Animals

The World is Home to Some Amazing Animals

Meet more than 300 species of them here at Tampa’s largest zoo!

From the exotic to the endangered, the ones you love to the ones you’ve never even heard of, meet more than 300 species of animals. If you’re planning a Tampa, Florida vacation, be sure not to miss the largest zoo in Tampa, Florida – in fact, one of the largest zoos in all of North America – Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay.
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Get up-close to select animals with Safaris, tours & feeding opportunities.

  • Cheetahs at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Cheetahs

    Get up close to the world’s fastest land animal.

    • Tour Available
  • Bengal Tigers at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Tigers

    Visit one of the largest tiger subspecies at Tiger Lodge.

    • Tour Available
  • Lions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Lions

    See Africa's largest carnivores up-close in the Edge of Africa®.

    • Tour Available
  • Gorillas at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Gorillas & Primates

    From gorillas to gibbons, learn about primates throughout the park.

  • Asian Elephants at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Elephants

    Visit Nairobi to meet the resident herd of Asian elephants.

    • Tour Available
  • Reticulated Giraffes at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Giraffes

    Come face-to-face with nature’s tallest animals on the Serengeti Plain®.

    • Feeding Opportunity
    • Tour Available
  • Hippos at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Hippos

    Watch these misunderstood animals as they swim, eat and lounge.

  • Hyenas at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Hyenas

    Venture into Edge of Africa® to see this clan of spotted hyenas.

  • Rhinos at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Rhinos

    Learn how to spot unique characteristics of the black and white rhinos.

    • Tour Available
  • Grevy's Zebras at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Zebras

    Spot two species of Zebra on the Serengeti Plain®.

    • Tour Available
  • Penguins at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Penguins

    Come face-to-face with the African penguin colony at Penguin Point.

    • Tour Available
  • Sloths at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Sloths

    Meet two-toed sloths at Animal Connections.

  • Kangaroos at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Kangaroos & Macropods

    Hand-feed the macropod family in Kangaloom®.

    • Feeding Opportunity
  • Flamingos at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Flamingos & Birds

    Learn about the various flocks of birds that call the park home.

    • Feeding Opportunity
  • Meerkats at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Meerkats

    Watch meerkats dig through underground burrows at Edge of Africa®.

  • American Alligators at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Alligators, Snakes & Reptiles

    Come and meet the park's reptile residents

  • Grants Gazelles at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Gazelle & Antelope

    See the antelope residents of the Serengeti Plain®.

    • Tour Available
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Conservation Exhibit

The 270-gallon aquarium located in Nairobi is a non-profit that focuses on methods to breed fish alternate to collecting from the wild. Text #HelpRisingTide #BGT to “21212” and Busch Gardens will donate $1.

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Rising Tide Conservation Fund at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay