Zoo Atlanta
An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family fun. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with nearly 1,400 animals from around the world.

Don't miss America's only twin giant pandas, Mei Lun and Mei Huan! Other highlights include the nation's largest collection of western lowland gorillas, the largest zoological collection of orangutans in the U.S., and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Up-close-and-personal experiences include giraffe feeding, permitting guests to hand-feed Earth's tallest living land mammals, and behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with giant pandas, African elephants, Aldabra giant tortoises and lemurs. 

The Zoo is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife shows, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, call 404.624.WILD or visit zooatlanta.org.

From I-75/85, take exit 246 (Fulton St.) and travel east on Fulton Street. Turn right at Capital Avenue/Hank Aaron Drive. Make a left at the first light onto Georgia Avenue. Cross Cherokee Avenue to enter the Cherokee parking lot. From I-20 - from downtown, take I-20 East to Exit 59A (Boulevard). Turn right onto Boulevard and proceed south 1/2 mile. Parking is on the right. Free parking is available on both Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue.

Zoo Atlanta - ARC Building
The ARC Building hosts special events and meetings, such as the monthly Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) meeting.

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Wild Encounters
Behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters allow guests to meet and feed an African elephant, Komodo dragon, giant panda, lemurs or Aldabra tortoises.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Ticket booths close at 4:30 p.m.; grounds remain open until 5:30 p.m.) On Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, the Zoo is open from 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Ticket booths close at 5:30 p.m.; grounds remain open until 6:30 p.m.)


Zoo Plant Sale
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 8 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Zoo Atlanta
What keeps Zoo Atlanta grounds looking so beautiful? Get the secrets to creating your own botanical oasis at the annual Zoo Plant Sale...
Ball of the Wild: The 2014 Beastly Feast to benefit Zoo Atlanta
Saturday, May 3, 2014 6:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Zoo Atlanta
One of the city's most anticipated black-tie galas returns with Ball of the Wild: the 2014 Beastly Feast to benefit Zoo Atlanta. The Presenting Sponsor is The Ford Motor Company Fund, marking Ford's 29th year of sponsoring the event...
Wild on the Rocks: Pandas and Pinots
Thursday, May 8, 2014 6 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Zoo Atlanta
Zoo Atlanta's popular summer evening cocktail series for adults kicks off for 2014 with Pandas and Pinots. Tickets include a complimentary beverage; special evening exhibit viewing; live music from Destitute Way; zoo-centric work by local artists; and food trucks...
Endangered Species Day
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Zoo Atlanta
Zoo Atlanta is home to some of the world's rarest animals. More than 60 of the animal species represented here, from giant pandas to eastern black rhinos, are classified as threatened, endangered or critically endangered...
800 Cherokee Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA United States 30315
Fulton County
Website  zooatlanta.org

Keisha N. Hines
404-624-5980  Director of Public Relations

Rachel Davis
Communications and Social Media Manager, Zoo Atlanta

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Twiga Terrace
Visitors can get closer than ever before to Earth's tallest land mammals on the new Twiga Terrace.
Western lowland gorillas
Zoo Atlanta is home to the largest collection of western lowland gorillas in the U.S.
Giant panda Po
Zoo Atlanta is one of only four zoos in the U.S. housing giant pandas.
Born July 5, 2011, Sohni (pictured) and Sanjiv were the first Sumatran tiger cubs born at Zoo Atlanta in more than a decade.
Zoo Atlanta features one of the nation's most diverse collections of reptiles and amphibians.
Kids feed the flock in Boundless Budgies: A Parakeet Adventure.