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GIRAFFE FEEDING RETURNS AT ZOO ATLANTA

Zoo Atlanta announces the return of its popular giraffe feeding opportunity, reintroducing guests to the chance to hand-feed one of Earth’s tallest living land mammals from the Twiga Terrace at the all-new African Savanna on select days and times. The program is currently available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to Noon, weather and animal interest permitting.

The giraffes at Zoo Atlanta – Abu, Etana and Isooba – share their habitat with zebras and ostriches and may be found at the highest point of the African Savanna, which opened in August 2019. The Savanna is also home to new and significantly expanded habitats for African elephants, meerkats, warthogs, and the complex’s newest addition, Mumbles, a 9-year-old southern white rhino.

For $3, guests may purchase two pieces of romaine lettuce, an aspect of the giraffes’ regular diet. Lettuce may only be purchased from a Giraffe Guide at Twiga Terrace and must be purchased using a credit or debit card only; Zoo Atlanta is not currently processing cash transactions.

While Zoo Atlanta does not require masks for persons under 10 years old to visit, to participate in this optional experience, all persons ages 2 years old and up will be required to wear masks without exception. Close parental supervision is required for children under 8 years old.

Learn more or plan a visit at zooatlanta.org.

MEDIA 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
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 the all-new African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs, meerkats and rhinos, and Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination in the newly restored historic former home of the Atlanta Cyclorama. For more information, visit zooatlanta.org.

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