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Black-and-White Friday

There’s a Black Friday alternative with a single-day discount at the Zoo on November 29.

WHAT:
Spend a day outdoors with family and friends in the home of the only giant panda twins in the U.S. at Black-and-White Friday at Zoo Atlanta. 

On Friday, November 29, enjoy 50% off up to two children’s general admission tickets with purchase of any single regularly priced adult’s general admission ticket. Mention the offer in person at Zoo Atlanta Admissions to redeem the discount.

Zoo Atlanta is one of only three zoos in the U.S. housing giant pandas. Native to cool, mountainous regions of China, giant pandas are well-adapted for cooler weather. Twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun, who turned 3 on September 3, and their parents, Lun Lun and Yang Yang, both 22, may often be found in outdoor habitats at the Zoo’s Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Giant Panda Conservation Center in the fall and winter months.

The giant pandas are ambassadors for Zoo Atlanta’s most significant long-term investment in wildlife conservation. Fewer than 1,900 giant pandas are estimated to remain in the wild in China’s Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. Of these, more than 1,200 live inside nature reserves, and eight of these reserves have been supported by Zoo Atlanta. Although the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) downgraded the species’ status from “endangered” to “vulnerable” in 2016, giant pandas remain heavily reliant on conservation programs. Their threats include habitat fragmentation and habitat loss as a result of deforestation and other human activities. Zoo Atlanta has contributed well over $10 million in support of wild giant pandas in China and has provided support for reforestation projects, conservation education programs, giant panda nurseries and field research programs and supplies.

The Black-and-White Friday discount is valid only on Friday, November 29, 2019, and is not valid online; the discount may not be combined with any other offer or promotion.

Share the Zoo with even more family and friends with Zoo Atlanta’s Cyber Weekend Gift Membership offer, valid from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. From Friday, November 29 through Monday, December 2, receive two bonus single-day general admission tickets with purchase of a Zoo Atlanta Gift Membership Gift Card. Tickets are valid through June 30, 2020.

Zoo Atlanta will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Visit us here to plan a holiday weekend visit. For more ways to give the gift of the Zoo this holiday season, click here.

WHEN:                   
Friday, November 29, 2019

WHERE:                 
Zoo Atlanta 
800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta, GA  30315

CONTACT:         
Rachel Davis, Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office 
404.309.2238 – cell
rdavis@zooatlanta.org

Gavin Johnson, Public Relations and Communications Specialist
404.624.5980 – office 
gjohnson@zooatlanta.org

ABOUT:               
About Zoo Atlanta
A proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard for animal care and welfare, Zoo Atlanta has a mission to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education and engaging experiences. The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them endangered or critically endangered. Highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Recent transformations include Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, home to more than 70 species in the world’s first LEED Gold-certified reptile and amphibian complex. Experiences include behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with African lions, Aldabra giant tortoises, giant pandas and lemurs. Zoo Atlanta is open year-round with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper Talks, interactive wildlife presentations, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, visit zooatlanta.org.

NOW OPEN: the all-new African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs and meerkats. The African Savanna is part of the Zoo’s landmark Grand New View transformation. Future elements include Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination, and a new grand entry plaza, opening in early 2020. For more on the Zoo’s mission and conservation programs and partnerships, visit zooatlanta.org/conservation or download the 2018 conservation report, Beyond the Zoo.

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