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WHAT: There’s no one in the world like Mom, and her Mother’s Day experience should be equally one-of-a-kind. Elegant spaces meet wild places at Mother’s Day Brunch at Zoo Atlanta on Sunday, May 14, 2023. Celebrate with a sumptuous brunch buffet in the grand Michael & Thalia Carlos Ballroom in historic Savanna Hall, overlooking the African Savanna.  

Reservations include photo keepsakes and Zoo admission to make the day picture-perfect with a stroll through Zoo Atlanta following brunch. Bloody Mary and mimosa cash bars will also be available.

Tables for two, four, or six are available at two seating times: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., with options available for adding additional guests. View the brunch menu on

Capacity is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register by 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 13; walk-up reservations will not be available. Tables for two are $152 for Zoo Atlanta Members; $169 for non-Members. Tables for four are $300 for Members; $334 for non-Members. Tables for six are $455 for Members; $504 for non-Members.

Zoo Atlanta is home to many animal mothers of current or past offspring who will share the day. These include (but are by no means limited to) Adanna and Lami the Angolan colobus monkeys; Amana the lappet-faced vulture; Bam the Schmidt’s guenon; Blaze, Madu, and Biji the Sumatran orangutans; Blixx the golden lion tamarin; Bonnie the sloth; Chelsea the Sumatran tiger; Eleanor the warthog; Lun Lun the giant panda; Miri the Bornean orangutan; Peggy the blue crane; Sava the crowned lemur; and Kudzoo, Lulu, Sukari, Kuchi and Machi the western lowland gorillas. An exciting mom-to-be is Shalia the western lowland gorilla, expecting an infant in May or June. The infant would be the first offspring of Willie B., Jr., the only son of his legendary late father.

Get full details on Mother’s Day Brunch or reserve a table here at

Sunday, May 14, 2023; seating times available at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Advance reservations required.

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


Rachel Davis
Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office

Gavin Johnson
Public Relations and Communications Specialist
404.624.5980 – office

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 African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, bontebok, warthogs, meerkats and rhinos; Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination in the newly restored historic former home of the Atlanta Cyclorama; and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Plaza. For more information, visit

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