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Dec 10

Grant’s Gazelle Born Thanksgiving Day!

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Grant’s Gazelle Born Thanksgiving Day!

On Thanksgiving Day (November 28), our Grant’s gazelle herd increased by one! After a 7-month-long gestation period, a female was born and brought Busch Gardens’ herd up to 6.

Dec 02

Sleepover for Teachers: Zookeeper for a Night, 12/13- Limited Availability!

Sleepover for Teachers: Zookeeper for a Night, 12/13- Limited Availability!
Teachers, did you ever hear about your kids going to a sleepover at Busch Gardens and get a little jealous? How would you like a sleepover of your very own (that may even count for Continuing Education Units)?

Maybe some up-close animal encounters, activities and curriculum you can take back to your classroom, a sunrise safari, and time to connect with other fun-loving teachers over dinner and drinks?

Nov 26

Celebrate World Tamandua Day on November 29th!

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Celebrate World Tamandua Day on November 29th!

Tamandu-what?? Tamanduá is Portugese for “anteater”, and on November 29, Busch Gardens will be celebrating World Tamandua Day! We’ll be hosting our celebration at the Animal Care Center, where guests can meet Sati, our Southern Tamandua, and some of her South American friends!

Meet Sati!

The Southern Tamandua, also known as the collared or lesser anteater. She is one of four species of anteaters. As the name implies, these animals love to eat ants - up to 9,000 a day in fact!

Nov 26

Run for Wildlife 5k a Success!

Run for Wildlife 5k a Success!

Last Saturday, Busch Gardens hosted the first-ever Run for Wildlife 5k race that was open to the public. This event brought in 1,150 total registered runners – a HUGE success for the first year!

Runners had the opportunity to run through some Busch Gardens’ 300 acres and even got to meet some of our animal ambassadors and characters throughout the course.

Nov 25

RECAP: Orangutan Caring Week!

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RECAP: Orangutan Caring Week!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to celebrate Orangutan Caring Week and Joy’s 40th birthday party! It seemed like everybody, especially the orangs, had a blast!

We started off the festivities by calling Joy, Indra, Luna, and Willie inside so we could set up the party. Joy was very curious and highly suspicious about what was happening, so she was a little reluctant to come in! But, once all of them were inside, we set out special cakes and Joy’s birthday card.

Nov 24

Score Unbeatable Deals during Busch Gardens' Wild Friday Sale!

Score Unbeatable Deals during Busch Gardens' Wild Friday Sale!

It’s the best time of year to score great deals and Busch Gardens Tampa is excited to offer wild savings on Nov. 28 during the Wild Friday sale.

Nov 21

Oh Deer, The Muntjacs are Here!

Oh Deer, The Muntjacs are Here!

Two new additions have made their way into the Kookaburra’s Nest at Busch Gardens Tampa and we are thrilled to welcome them to the family! Ginger and Blanche are Reeves Muntjacs which are a relative of the deer family. Muntjacs are native to areas of China and Taiwan and are known as one of the smallest species of deer.

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