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Fun At The Zoo: “Beat The Heat”

WHO:

The official start of summer brings early birds an exclusive chance to save on Zoo admission while enjoying the unique opportunities of a brand-new season at Zoo Atlanta. Now through June 30, 2016, arrive at the Zoo before 10:30 a.m. and mention “Beat the Heat” to enjoy $5 off regularly-priced general admission. The limited-time promotion offers a savings of more than $20 for a family of four.

WHAT:

Summer Zoo experiences include the Splash Fountain presented by Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, a water-play area featuring 18 jets on a 2,500-square foot section of the KIDZone, and a new season of interactive animal presentations at the World of Wild Theater presented by Georgia Natural Gas and the Amy’s Tree Theater.

The Zoo’s newest destination, the climate-controlled Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, is an indoor oasis introducing more than 70 species in state-of-the-art habitats representing some of the planet’s most recognizable natural landscapes, from an Australian billabong to a Georgia tidal creek.

The “Beat the Heat” promotion is valid only through June 30, 2016 and is valid only at Zoo Atlanta Admissions; not valid with any other offer.

Visit zooatlanta.org for more on seasonal experiences.

WHEN:

Monday, June 20, 2016 through Thursday, June 30, 2016

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 Zoo Atlanta

Viewed as one of the finest zoological institutions in the U.S. and a proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta has a mission to inspire value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family experiences. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with some 1,300 animals from around the world. The Zoo’s newest destination, Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, featuring more than 70 species in a 111,000 square-foot complex, opened in 2015 and is the world’s first LEED Gold-certified reptile and amphibian exhibit. Zoo collection highlights include Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; North America’s largest zoological collection of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Up-close-andpersonal animal experiences include behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with African elephants, Aldabra giant tortoises, giant pandas, lemurs, Sumatran tigers and warthogs. Zoo Atlanta is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife shows, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, visit zooatlanta.org.

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