Wild Winter Days at Zoo Atlanta
Exclusive seasonal discount on Zoo admission through February 29.
Wild Winter Days are back at Zoo Atlanta! Enjoy the Zoo’s cool-weather experiences at an exclusive seasonal discount. Now through February 29, 2020, general admission is 25% off across all categories.
Giant pandas Lun Lun and Yang Yang and their youngest offspring, 3-year-old twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun, are frequently seen in their outdoor habitats in winter. Native to cool, high-elevation mountain forests in China, giant pandas have dense, woolly, slightly oily coats that make them well-adapted for cold weather. Like the giant pandas, Idgie the red panda may also be found enjoying the outdoors on some of Atlanta’s chilliest days. Red pandas are native to the Himalayas.
Tuscany, Warrior and Smurf the Huacaya alpacas are also well-adapted for cooler temperatures, thanks to their fleece. Chilean flamingos, which may be found in high elevations in the southern Andes Mountains, may be seen in Flamingo Plaza along with the group of chicks hatched in 2019. Brand-new to the Zoo are two other South American natives, Lilo and Stitch the Patagonian maras. Also known as Patagonian cavies or Patagonian hares, Patagonian maras are rodents despite their rabbit-like appearance.
All animal activities are weather-permitting and may be subject to change due to weather conditions or temperatures. Regardless of temperatures, the Zoo’s Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience is a tropical indoor destination and is home to African slender-snouted crocodiles, Georgia native diamondback terrapins and scores of other reptiles and amphibians from around the world.
The Wild Winter Days promotion is valid only through February 29, 2020, and is available online at zooatlanta.org or in person at Zoo Atlanta Admissions. The discount may not be combined with any other offer or promotion.
Ask any Zoo Admissions associate for updated information on animal habitats. Plan your visit and create a personal itinerary at zooatlanta.org.
Monday, January 6 through Saturday, February 29, 2020
800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30315
Rachel Davis, Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office
404.309.2238 – cell
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 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.