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A celebration of love is wild on February 14

ATLANTA – January 13, 2023 – Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the only venue in the city where an elephant may stroll by as you toast your special someone. Reservations are now available for the Wild at Heart Valentine’s Day Dinner, set for February 14, 2022, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Zoo Atlanta.

Guests will enjoy the distinctive elegance of the Michael & Thalia Carlos Ballroom in Savanna Hall, overlooking the Zoo’s African Savanna, and will dine on a choice of menu items from a delectable dinner and dessert buffet. Following dinner, the Zoo’s Ambassador Animals Team – joined by live animals – will treat celebrants to an exclusive presentation centered on the relationships between animals and their care team members. Meet ambassador animal friends up-close in animal encounters during the event. Finish off the evening on the dance floor with a live DJ.

Each reservation accommodates two individuals. Reservations include the dinner and dessert buffet; animal presentation; one complimentary glass of sparkling wine per guest; one complimentary drink ticket per guest; access to a premium cash bar; and complimentary soft drinks. As an added bonus, following the event, guests will also receive two complimentary general admission tickets to return to Zoo Atlanta for a daytime experience or to share with family or friends.

Seating is limited, and walk-up reservations will not be available. Pre-paid reservations are required and are $234 per couple for Zoo Atlanta Members; $260 per couple for non-Members. Wild at Heart is an event for ages 21 and up only; guests under 21 will not be admitted.

Make reservations today and get full event details at zooatlanta.org/heart.

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 the African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, 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 zooatlanta.org.

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