Rainbow Lorikeets – Lowry Park Zoo in Florida – Photo Tour

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We picked a perfect time to visit the zoo, sunshine and blue skies all day, in the seventies, Florida winter at it’s best. Here are some photos of the Rainbow Lorikeets from the Lorikeet Landing Station at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida. 

Lowry Park Zoo is one of the top zoos in the country with 56 acres of lush, natural habitats, over one million visitors annually and very proud to have been voted the # 1 kid friendly zoo by Parents Magazine. 

A real gem. Why is it that we never visit the attractions close to us?

 This post is all about the Lorikeets, next up are the Komodo Dragon – (I got a shot of his forked tongue – too cool)  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 Bay or especially if you are vacationing in Florida with the kids, check out the info and their website at the end of this article.   

So come on along for our tour…

LORIKEET Exhibit

at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida. 

 

I couldn’t get over the vivid colored feathers,

such beautiful creatures.

To think there is a place on earth where they live in the wild.

 

Their exhibit was one giant aviary

 which placed us smack in the middle of the action. 

Lorikeets 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:)

 This fellow was one of the few all green parrots.

 

But, if you were smart,

 you bought a little cup of food,

I thought this one would fall into the cup:)

 

 

held out your hand

and voila, 

they’d fly right up onto your hand. 

 

They were noisy and vocal

and apparently loved to argue

including

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 lorikeets per cup.

 

You have to wait for your turn.

 


 Lorikeets

are native 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, Florida 

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 © Rose Hill

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