Lowry Park Zoo

Family-friendly Lowry Park Zoo is a fun place to photograph all sorts of wildlife. Take your intermediate telephoto and go see what you can find!

Photography Advice

Bring an intermediate telephoto lens and have fun!



Lowry Park Zoo Blog Archives

  • Something Different

    Something Different

    Rich and I stopped at Lowry Park Zoo on our way home from Fort De Soto a few weeks ago.  It was mid-day, so the light was horrible and the animals were asleep.  I didn’t take many pictures.  There aren’t as many wading birds nesting over the alligator exhibit this year, and I didn’t see any spoonbill nests.  That was disappointing.  But another pink bird gave me an interesting opportunity…
  • Can’t Get Enough Spoonbills

    Can’t Get Enough Spoonbills

    Dina made me do it!  After seeing her Roseate Spoonbill shots, I had to go to Lowry Park Zoo for myself.  The spoonies have built a nest over the alligator exhibit, and there are three cute babies growing up in it.  The nest is unusually visible, making it very photographable.  Rich had been wanting to visit the zoo on our vacation, so we went! Here the adorable spoonies… I felt sad seeing the Roseate Spoonbills caged in their exhibit.  There were Wood Ducks and Ibises and a Tern in there, too.  I much prefer to see them out in the wild.  On the other hand, the zoo let me see a bunch of other birds that I don’t usually have the opportunity to see or photograph.  Like this African Yellow-Billed Stork, a cousin of our Wood Stork.  I’d say that this guy got more than his fair share of the “pretty” gene… We saw a White-Faced Whistling Duck, African White Spoonbills, and this Javan Pond Heron.  He reminds me of our Reddish Egrets.  Both the above birds were behind cage bars, but I dialed in a large aperture and used my flash, and you can barely see the lines from …
  • Lowry Park Zoo trip

    Lowry Park Zoo trip

    Rich had never been to Lowry Park Zoo, so we drove over to check it out. There was a family of White Tigers that we really enjoyed watching. They were running all around, jumping over each other, and batting at their mom. They reminded us of Mr. Twerp. The chimps were fun to watch, too. There was a baby chimp, and his mom kept carrying him around. He played a little bit while we watched and he was adorable.