African Savanna

Opening in summer 2019: the all-new African Savanna


It’s a new day on the African Savanna, one of Earth’s most iconic wild places.

Here in this legendary landscape, all life is connected – with surprising connections to us here at home. Join the migration as we look forward to this historic transformation of Zoo Atlanta!


A new home for African elephants

African elephants will roam a new and dramatically expanded habitat with dynamic and enriching features designed especially for their species. Highlights will include a pond with 360-degree access, waterfalls and a state-of-the-art indoor elephant center.

A new habitat for giraffes

A new habitat will provide the giraffe herd with more usable space than ever before. Explore visitor pathways at ground level – look up to truly appreciate the majestic height of Earth’s tallest land mammals.

New habitats for zebras, ostriches, warthogs and meerkats

Explore new habitats for some of the species that make this ecosystem one of the planet’s best-known and most fragile wild environments.

New to the Zoo: southern white rhinos

Southern white rhinos will join the Zoo Atlanta family in 2019 in a newly-designed home in what is today the elephant habitat.

A new commitment

Conservation South Luangwa

Learn more about Zoo Atlanta’s new partnership with Conservation South Luangwa as we commit to protecting African elephants and other species impacted by wildlife trafficking and human-wildlife conflict.

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Zoo Atlanta is proud to host Rachel McRobb, Chief Executive Officer of Conservation South Luangwa, as she presents “Protecting South Luangwa, one of Africa’s most wild and spectacular National Parks,” on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 7 p.m.


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A transformation years in the making

Well, it’s 2019. This year, Zoo Atlanta will embark on an enormous adventure, the opening of the all-new African Savanna....

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Training with the savanna animals

Hi everyone! Nadia here. I’m writing to you from the Mammal Team! For this blog I’m going to tell you a little bit...

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Behind the scenes with the savanna animals

We’re excitedly awaiting the opening of the new African Savanna this summer. In the meantime, we continue to take full...

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Preparations for southern white rhinos

If you’ve been keeping up with the exciting Grand New View news, you know we’re preparing to welcome southern white...

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African Elephant

Loxodonta africana
Herbivore At Risk Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Western Africa Read More

Returning 2019

Giraffa camelopardalis
Herbivore At Risk Eastern Africa Read More

Common Zebra
Returning 2019

Equus quagga
Herbivore At Risk Africa Read More

African Lion

Panthera leo
Carnivore At Risk Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa Read More

Common Warthog
Returning 2019

Phacochoerus africanus
Omnivore Not Threatened Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa Read More

Returning 2019

Struthio camelus
Omnivore Not Threatened Africa Read More

Kori Bustard

Ardeotis kori
Omnivore At Risk Eastern Africa, Southern Africa Read More

Slender-tailed Meerkat

Suricata suricatta
Omnivore Not Threatened Southern Africa Read More