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Grandparents Day at Zoo Atlanta

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

WHAT:                    
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.

Visit zooatlanta.org to learn more or to plan a visit.

WHEN:                   
Sunday, September 8, 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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