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Grand New View


A historic transformation is underway

The all-new African Savanna, the first phase of Grand New View, opened on August 8! As the transformative Grand New View project continues, the former Cyclorama building is being revitalized for its new life as Savanna Hall, a one-of-a-kind event destination overlooking the wonders of the new African Savanna, where African elephants and other wildlife roam new and significantly expanded habitats. Other highlights will include a new grand entry plaza and more. We look forward to continuing to share updates on our progress!


Good to Know!

Now that the all-new African Savanna is open, find out more about what’s to come with the Grand New View project.


African Savanna

A landmark transformation

The landmark transformation of Zoo Atlanta introduces guests to one of Earth’s most iconic wild places – a landscape where all life is connected, with surprising connections to us here at home. Join the journey as you explore new habitats for elephants, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, meerkats and ostriches, as well as the debut of new southern white rhinos later in 2019.

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Savanna Hall

The Destination

Atlanta’s newest event destination is truly one-of-a-kind, merging the majesty of the African Savanna and its iconic wildlife with the storied elegance of one of the city’s most treasured historic buildings.

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Getting Here

Crawl, stomp, slither, swim, fly, walk, or drive on over!

Our Members and guests can expect a memorable, educational and engaging experience with each visit to Zoo Atlanta, but we also want to make sure you have the tools you need to get to the Zoo conveniently so that you can devote your time to everything we have to offer.

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Visiting Today?

There's so much to explore!

The new African Savanna, with all-new habitats for elephants, giraffes, zebras and more, is a big deal! But it’s only one portion of the Zoo. Check out the amazing experiences you can enjoy – and the special connections you can make – Zoo-wide.

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Meet the Meerkats!

If you haven’t been by to visit lately, the African elephants now have some new, tiny neighbors in the all-new...

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Making the best of a cold snap

It’s been a quiet week in the Zambezi Elephant Center. Our entire team has been laying low and weathering the...

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Three’s a herd!

Hey everyone! It’s Caleb again! It’s been an eventful, awesome summer for the Elephant Care Team. On August 8, we...

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Animal explorations on the new African Savanna

The opening of a new habitat is exciting, but it is also a lot of hard work. As the care...

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Zoo Atlanta opens all-new African Savanna

In the highly anticipated first phase of an unprecedented transformation at Zoo Atlanta, the all-new African Savanna opened on August 8, 2019.


Welcome African Elephant Msholo

Zoo Atlanta welcomes Msholo, an adult male African elephant from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, to the Zambezi Elephant Center at the all-new African Savanna, opening on August 8, 2019.



African Elephant

Loxodonta africana
Herbivore At Risk Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Western Africa Read More

African Lion

Panthera leo
Carnivore At Risk Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa Read More

Kori Bustard

Ardeotis kori
Omnivore At Risk Eastern Africa, Southern Africa Read More

Slender-tailed Meerkat

Suricata suricatta
Omnivore Not Threatened Southern Africa Read More

Common Warthog

Phacochoerus africanus
Omnivore Not Threatened Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa Read More


Giraffa camelopardalis
Herbivore At Risk Eastern Africa Read More


Struthio camelus
Omnivore Not Threatened Africa Read More