Visit the Serengeti Plains at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Animals

The World is Home to Some Amazing Animals

See more than 200 species thrive at one of America’s most highly accredited zoos

From fan-favorites to critically endangered species, Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay provides world-class care to thousands of animals as one of North America’s largest zoos. Among many other esteemed accreditations, Busch Gardens has passed expert third-party audits to join fewer than two dozen facilities in the United States in earning the Humane Certified™ seal from American Humane, the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare. As you venture through the unique naturalistic habitats, it’s clear to see why U.S. News & World Report named Busch Gardens Tampa Bay one of the best zoos in the country.
  • Rhinos at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Rhinos

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

  • Sloths at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Sloths

    Come see two-toed sloths at Animal Connections.

  • Cheetahs at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Cheetahs

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

  • Bengal Tigers at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Tigers

    Visit one of the largest tiger subspecies at Tiger Lodge.

  • Lions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Lions

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

  • 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.

  • Reticulated Giraffes at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Giraffes

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

  • 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.

  • Grevy's Zebras at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Zebras

    Spot two species of Zebra on the Serengeti Plain®.

  • Penguins at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Penguins

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

  • Meerkats at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Meerkats

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

  • Kangaroos at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Kangaroos & Macropods

    Hand-feed the macropod family in Kangaloom®.
    Kangaloom® is open 10am - 3pm daily

  • 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®.

  • Flamingos at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Flamingos & Birds

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

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Rising Tide Conservation Fund at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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.


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