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Zoo Atlanta has partnered with Sips n Strokes to offer an interactive experience that people of all ages and all levels of artistic inclination can enjoy virtually while channeling the inspirations of wildlife and supporting conservation. The program begins on Wednesday, August 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Each class will include a special introduction from Zoo Atlanta and an opportunity for a step-by-step guide through a wildlife-inspired project with Sips n Strokes studio artists. Reservations include an exclusive Zoom link, emailed on the day of class, and an art kit including all supplies needed to complete the featured painting.

This month, Zoo Atlanta celebrates the legacy of Ivan the western lowland gorilla, who inspired the book and film “The One and Only Ivan,” and the 18 years Ivan spent at Zoo Atlanta, with a gorilla-inspired painting.

Advance registrations are required and are available here on Registration ends at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25. Art kits, which include a sketched canvas, new brushes, paint, and instructions, are included with registration, and may be picked up curbside at any Sips n Strokes location. Visit for full details.

While Art Gone Wild is a virtual event, Zoo Atlanta is open daily with new protocols and procedures in place to promote wellness and prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include timed ticketing (tickets must be purchased online in advance); a one-way experience through the Zoo; hand-sanitizing stations throughout grounds; and signage and other aids to encourage social distancing. Masks are currently required for general admission for all guests over the age of 10. Learn more or plan a visit on


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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

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