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New: Wild at Heart Valentine’s Day dinner

Valentines ages 21 and up will enjoy one of the first events hosted in Savanna Hall.

WHAT:
Valentines and their special someones can now incorporate the animal kingdom into their plans at Wild at Heart, the all-new Valentine’s Day dinner at Zoo Atlanta, on Friday, February 14.  Tickets went on sale this week here.

Guests will be among the first in Atlanta to experience an evening in the brand-new Michael & Thalia Carlos Ballroom, overlooking the African Savanna in the newly renovated historic Savanna Hall. The evening will begin with a buffet dinner from Proof of the Pudding, along with live music, appearances by ambassador animals, and an exclusive “Love in the Wild” talk on wildlife courtship and mating rituals. Following dinner, guests will enjoy a dessert reception on the ballroom’s mezzanine level.

Two seating times are available for 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets include admission to Wild at Heart; buffet dinner; two complimentary glasses of sparkling wine per couple; two drink tickets per couple; access to a premium cash bar; non-touch animal encounters; music; and the “Love in the Wild” talk. The talk is designed for mature audiences. 

Pre-paid reservations are required, and seating is limited. Tickets are $198 per couple for Zoo Atlanta Members; $220 per couple for non-Members.

Like all signature events at Zoo Atlanta, Wild at Heart will support operations that fund mission-critical conservation efforts to protect species and their habitats both locally and globally. Visit zooatlanta.org/conservation to learn more about just a few of the programs that benefit from Zoo support.

Reservations close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 13. Tickets will not be available at the door. This event is for ages 21 and up only; IDs will be checked on arrival.

WHEN:                   
Friday, February 14, 2020: First seating from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; second seating from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

WHERE:                 
Savanna Hall at 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 opening for events in February 2020, and a new entry plaza. 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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