Busch Gardens Tampa is a big advocate for animal rescue, both of wild creatures and domestic pets. The park has a show, Critter Castaways, that features rescued cats and dogs, and Mtani, the dog who was famously raised with cheetah cub Kasi, is also a rescue.
Now the park is taking part in the Happy Tails program, in partnership with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, to promote animal adoption. The program, which launched on February 27, provides two free Busch Gardens Tampa tickets for anyone who adopts a new furry, four-legged canine or feline family member from the Tampa Bay Humane Society.
If you do an adoption, your tickets will be printed right at the shelter. They're good for up to one year after the adoption date.
Click the video toward the bottom of this article for more information and to see Mtani.
"Our goal with the Happy Tails program is to encourage the adoption of these great animals that need a loving home," says Busch Gardens curator Rob Yordi. "We're pleased to work with organizations like the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, since they are so dedicated to the well-being of animals in the Tampa Bay community. It's our way of saying 'thank you' to adopters who help save these animals."
When you're at Busch Gardens Tampa, stop by Cheetah Run to see Kasi playing with his rescued friend, Mtani, and watch the talented former shelter animals in "Critter Castaways" to see just how smart and loyal adopted pets can be.