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Grandparents Day at Zoo Atlanta

Free admission for up to two grandparents per party on September 8.

Celebrate special family members at Grandparents Day presented by Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Enjoy free admission for up to two grandparents per party with purchase of any regularly-priced child’s or adult’s general admission ticket. Mention “Grandparents Day” at Zoo Atlanta Admissions to redeem the discount.

Zoo Atlanta is home to several animal grandparents. These include western lowland gorillas Ozzie, 58 and the world’s oldest living male gorilla, and female Choomba, 56. Both were pioneers of the Zoo’s Ford African Rain Forest, home to what is now one of the largest populations of gorillas in North America. Combined, Ozzie and Choomba have more than 40 descendants, including children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and, in Choomba’s case, a great-great grandchild, living at Zoo Atlanta and in accredited zoological organizations throughout the U.S. Ozzie’s youngest great-grandchild, a male infant born to Lulu on July 24, 2019, may be seen with his family in The Ford African Rain Forest.

Other Zoo grandparents include giant pandas Lun Lun, who turned 22 on August 25, and Yang Yang, who turns 22 on September 9. Lun Lun and Yang Yang have grandchildren living at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China.

Grandparents do not require a ticket if accompanied by a child or adult with a regularly-priced ticket, which may be purchased online at zooatlanta.org or at Zoo Atlanta Admissions. The offer is valid only on Sunday, September 8, and may not be combined with any other discount or promotion.

Although Zoo Atlanta Members enjoy unlimited free daytime admission to the Zoo year-round as part of their regular benefits, Members may also treat up to two grandparents to a Zoo day on September 8. A named adult on the Zoo Atlanta Membership card must be present to redeem the offer.

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