We picked aÂ perfectÂ time to visit the zoo, sunshine and blue skies all day, in the seventies, Florida winter at it's best.Â Here are some photos of the Rainbow Lorikeets from theÂ Lorikeet Landing Station at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida.Â
Lowry Park ZooÂ is one of the top zoosÂ in theÂ country with 56 acres of lush,Â natural habitats,Â over one million visitors annually and very proud to have been voted the # 1 kid friendly zoo by Parents Magazine.Â
A real gem. Why is it that we never visit the attractions close to us?
Â This post is all about the Lorikeets, next up are the Komodo Dragon - (I got a shot of his forked tongue - too cool) Â and the Meerkats - (Meerkat Manor live-they were too cute), but I digress.
Oh, and if you go on your birthday, you get in free!
So if you are traveling in Tampa BayÂ or especially if you are vacationing in Florida with the kids, check out the info and theirÂ websiteÂ at the end of this article. Â Â
So come on along forÂ our tour...
at Lowry Park ZooÂ in Tampa, Florida.Â
I couldn't get over the vivid colored feathers,
suchÂ beautiful creatures.
To think there is a place on earth where they liveÂ in the wild.
Their exhibit wasÂ one giant aviary
Â which placed us smackÂ in the middle of the action.Â
LorikeetsÂ flitting about everywhere.
You couldn't help but smile and go,
" Aww, look at these two or that one over there."
Social and vocal, you could tell that right away:)
Â This fellow was one of the few all green parrots.
But, if you were smart,
Â you boughtÂ a little cup ofÂ food,
I thought this one would fall into the cup:)
held out your hand
they'd fly right up onto your hand.Â
They were noisy and vocal
and apparently loved to argue
about whose turn it was to score the goodies in the cup.
Here they are settling the issue.
The consensus seemed to be
no more then two lorikeetsÂ per cup.
You haveÂ to wait for yourÂ turn.
are nativeÂ to Indonesia and Australia.
Here is a link to more information about the beautiful
Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus )
Lowry Park Zoo is located in Tampa, FloridaÂ
and is very proud to have been ranked the # 1 kid friendly zoo in the country by Parent Magazine.
With well over one million visitors every year it is one of the most popular zoos in the country.
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features 56 acres of lush, natural habitats.
Natural outdoor exhibits for more than 1,700 animals
incl. Wallaroo Station children's zoo, rides, shows and hands-on interactive exhibits designed to give you a WILD experience.
Here is a link to their official website:
Lowry Park Zoo - Tampa, Florida
Thanks for looking and stay tuned for
The Komodo Dragon Photos
coming up next.
All images copyright 2011 Â© Rose Hill