Below are noteworthy events from Busch Gardens Tampa’s history that occurred in the month of March.

Specific Dates:

  • 10th – (2003) Two male gorillas, father & son pair Koundu & Cenzoo, arrive at the park from Denver Zoo.
  • 12th – (2014) A reticulated giraffe is born at the park.
  • 14th – (2014) A reticulated giraffe is born at the park.
  • 18th – (2014) A reticulated giraffe is born at the park.
  • 19th – (2015) Squirt, a ring-tailed lemur, is born at the park.
  • 20th – (2013) Sisters Shaba & Shtuko, lions, are born at a private zoological facility in South Africa. They are moved to Busch Gardens a few months later.
  • 20th – (2014) Painted Camel Bazaar in Pantopia opens to guests for the first time.
  • 24th – (2016) A Hoffman’s two-toed sloth is born at the park.
  • 25th – 31st – (1985) A team of the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Clydesdales visits the park, and is on display daily in Moroccan Village. While visiting, the team also parades several times daily from March 26 – 31 from the park entrance to the brewery entrance. (Ledger 3/22/1985)
  • 26th – (2012) Adazee, a female aardvark, is born at the park.
  • 27th – (2010) Sesame Street Safari of Fun, which includes new Air Grover coaster, opens to the public.
  • 27th – (2010) Sesame Street Film Festival 4-D debuts in Timbuktu Theater.
  • 27th – (2015) Schweps and Seagramms, twin ring-tailed lemurs, are born at the park.
  • 31st – (1959) Busch Gardens Tampa opens to the public as a free attraction with tours of the brewery, sampling of beers, and expansive tropical gardens with several bird species on display.
  • 31st – (2013) Three Malayan tiger cubs are born at the park, two males and one female.

During the Month:

  • 1974 – Admission listed as $3.75 for adults, $2.50 for children age 6 to 11, and $1 for children under 6. Parking is free. Open daily, hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Ledger 3/1/1974)
  • 2017 – Early in the month, Jambo Junction area reopens to guests, but without main signage. Much of the interpretive signage on the main building and for the snake tanks is missing. Several of the exhibits are empty. Twitter / Twitter