World Gorilla Day

September 24

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Zoo Atlanta joins conservation stakeholders, zoos, wildlife organizations and individuals around the world in observing the first-ever World Gorilla Day on Sunday, September 24. Be part of a new annual event highlighting gorillas and their habitats and the need to take action for gorillas in the wild. Zoo Atlanta joins conservation stakeholders, zoos, wildlife organizations and individuals around the world in observing the first-ever World Gorilla Day on Sunday, September 24. Be part of a new annual event highlighting gorillas and their habitats and the need to take action for gorillas in the wild. 

What is World Gorilla Day?

World Gorilla Day is a new animal awareness day geared toward celebrating gorillas and empowering global communities to take action for all four gorilla subspecies (mountain gorilla, Cross River gorilla, western lowland gorilla and Grauer’s gorilla) and their conservation. As the home of North America’s largest population of gorillas, Zoo Atlanta is proud to join other organizations in highlighting this inaugural event. 

The event marks the 50th anniversary of the Karisoke Research Center, operated by Zoo Atlanta’s longtime partner in gorilla conservation, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International – the recent winner of the 2017 Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) International Conservation Award. 

Bring your old cell phone to the Zoo on September 24 to start today in making a personal impact on wild gorillas’ lives. 

Zoo Atlanta has partnered with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and Eco-Cell to recycle cell phones and other electronics to help save wild gorillas and their habitats in Africa. Bring an old or unused cell phone to Zoo Atlanta on Sunday, September 24 to enjoy $5 OFF general admission for up to four guests.

Admission offer valid in-person only on Sunday, September 24, 2017; not valid online; not valid with any other discount or promotion. 

What’s the connection between cell phones and gorillas? Learn more here

Join us as we help kick off this important international event! 

  • Join special Gorilla Keeper Talks
  • Hear from Zoo Atlanta’s own gorilla care professionals and our partners and friends at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and the Ape Conservation Effort (ACE) 

Learn more about what organizations around the world are doing to help save gorillas, and find more World Gorilla Day resources at worldgorilladay.org

Connect With Your Wild Side #onlyzooatl