The zoo opened in 1889 whenbusinessman George V. Gress purchased a bankrupt traveling circus & donated the animals to Atlanta. In 1999 the zoo joined only 2 other zoos in housing giant pandas.
Fall is a great time to visit the zoo - the animals love the cooler days and are frisky.
Go see the life-sized statue of Willie B, the famous silverback gorilla who served as an icon and ambassador to Atlanta for decades. He was named after 6 term mayor William B. Hartsfield.
Often-overlooked animals: the giant tortoises near the exit; the hornbills, who often flaunt food in their beaks at passersby (usually dead mice); the Koopaesque snapping turtle in the reptile house.
The season pass is worth every penny! It costs less than two trips, and allows you to make short visits without feeling guilty about not seeing everything every time.
Zoo Atlanta: One of the Southeast's top destinations for wildlife and family fun!
When the city's outdated zoo was named one of the country's 10 worst in the 80s, Willie B. came to the rescue and stole our hearts. In 2000, more than 8,000 mourners joined for a tearful memorial.
What trip to any place could be done without a zoo trip?
Local Lust: Zoo Membership! This is a GREAT zoo with fabulous events throughout the year that will keep you coming back. Membership will $ave you money!
Feed the Parakeets! Its so cool, they buzz your head and eat right from your hand...
Zoo Atlanta is not just the pride of our city, it is one of the most respected zoos in the nation/world. The conservation, husbandry and preservation efforts here are wonderful!
Pick an overcast day. The park is empty!!! On a Saturday!!!!
Bring water and your walking shoes!
Train ride is super short!
Zoo Membership! This is a GREAT zoo with fabulous events throughout the year that will keep you coming back. Membership will $ave you money!
Days with light rain are the BEST. We don our rain boots and go looking for the biggest puddles. The animals are more active and it feels like a private viewing with no one else around.
A failed circus gave birth to Zoo Atlanta. A local lumber merchant purchased the animals from the circus and donated them to the city in 1889.
In Atlanta, it's illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp. (Yes, still.)
make sure you check out the back of your map for keeper talks, animal encounters and feedings. these events throughout the day really make the day
If you want to buy panda gifts, do so at the gift shop right by the panda exhibit as the main gift shop at the entrance is strangely devoid of all very many panda items.
Parking is a panda bear
Bring your own food picnic style
Bring water and your walking shoes!
Save some $$ on your admission by purchasing a CityPass. You'll have access to other great spots in Atlanta, too!
The animals smell like animals
Has anyone seem a white Acura SUV ?
Host your child's birthday party here! You will not regret it
Nice place to visit
Try the Nightcrawler if you get chance. Fabulous to see the animals in the early morning!
said goodbye to Mei Lan and it made me sad. I also bought an annual membership. If you buy the partner one you and any guest can go to the zoo all year for the price of one day admission!
This is where the Battle of Atlanta took place during the Civil War on July 22, 1864.
Great zoo. Parking is hard to find a lot of the time tho.
Too crowded to look at sleeping animals.
Get to the zoo early for the best FREE parking. If you can't park in the lots, try street parking a few blocks east or west of the zoo.
The panda experience is worth it!!!!!!
I love the layout of this compact zoo. It's also very stroller-friendly.be sure to check for reciprocating memberships if you belong to another zoo.
make sure to get there by 10 a.m, at the latest. it gives you enough time to see the exhibits before all of the feedings. the orangutan feeding was extraordinary!
Boo at the Zoo
Mom and cubs are active in morning and near 3:30 when they go inside for the day.
get $3 off on up to 4 general admission tickets when you buy with your YP Rewards Card!
Maravilha, ótimo passeio com a família