Endangered Species Day

May 12

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Did you know that Zoo Atlanta is home to some of the world’s rarest animals? More than 60 of the species in our care, from Sumatran tigers to African slender-snouted crocodiles to western lowland gorillas, to many more, are classified as threatened, endangered or critically endangered. In order to preserve these species, Zoo Atlanta has become actively involved in numerous conservation projects around the globe. We want to share these stories with you in the hopes that you’ll help us spread the word!  

Meet some the Zoo’s amazing animals, enjoy special Keeper talks and educational activities, and learn about ways you can help support wildlife conservation from your own backyard to the corners of the world.

  • Interactive crafts and activities for kids; enrichment treats for the animals.
  • Meet and greet with Zhu Zhu the Panda, Turbo the Tiger and their animal pals. 
  • Learn about some of the exciting conservation projects supported by Zoo Atlanta staff and partners. 
  • Visit stations around the park to find out how you can help protect animals around the world!

Check out all of our activity stations!

Vote in Quarters for Conservation! (Quarters for Conservation kiosk in Flamingo Plaza)
Learn more about the three programs that have been chosen as the NEW benefited Quarters for Conservation projects for the 2018-2019 program year! Stay tuned for updates on special Keeper Talk times.

Shop sustainable Palm oil! (Complex Carnivores)
Find out how sustainable shopping can help you save species like orangutans, tigers, sun bears and many more.

Get to know the three “r’s” – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!(Giant otter habitat)

Learn more about Adapting to Change – the effects of climate change on wildlife and the environment and what you can do to help. (Lion habitat) 

Home is Where the Heart Is – learn ways you can have an impact on protecting animals and their habitats. (Gorilla habitat)

Remember to bring in your old cell phones for recycling at our Eco-Cell drop-off to help save gorillas and their habitats in Africa. Proceeds benefit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, our longtime partner in gorilla conservation.

Free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; FREE with general admission. Endangered Species Day is a rain-or-shine event!

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