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Tuesday, July 23

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Grand New View


A historic transformation is underway

Construction is well underway on the all-new African Savanna, opening in summer 2019! Through this transformative project, the historic former Cyclorama building will be revitalized and reborn as Savanna Hall, a one-of-a-kind event destination overlooking the wonders of the new African Savanna, where African elephants and other wildlife will 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!

Find out more about what’s to come on the all-new African Savanna, learn more about the history of the Grand New View project, and find out what’s happening now.


African Savanna

A landmark transformation

A landmark transformation of Zoo Atlanta will introduce 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 migration as you explore new habitats for elephants, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, meerkats and ostriches, as well as the debut of new southern white rhinos.

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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 an entire Zoo to explore!

The fact that we’re building a new African savanna, with all-new habitats for elephants, giraffes, zebras and more, is a big deal! But its construction only affects a small portion of the Zoo. There’s an entire Zoo to explore today! Check out the amazing experiences you can enjoy – and the special connections you can make – right now.

Plan Your Visit

Shirley and Eleanor are getting ready!

Shirley and Eleanor are preparing to explore their new habitat soon! Part of these preparations include being ready to participate in...

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African Elephants Pack Their Trunks in Major Milestone

See the elephants in their state-of-the-art new habitat when the African Savanna opens later this summer.


What’s in an intro?

Much planning goes into opening a new habitat for any animal, but it gets a bit more challenging when you...

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The wellness benefits of mud

With the end of a nice, cool spring comes the beginning of summer and elephant mud baths – lots of...

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Sneak peek of the Zambezi Elephant Center

Join Elephant Program Manager Nate for a sneak-peek at the Zambezi Elephant Center and new African Savanna elephant habitat, opening in summer 2019. 


Exciting changes underway

If you’ve visited us recently, you may have visited on a day when what we call the “elephant bridge,” the...

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African Elephant
Returning Soon

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
Returning Soon

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

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Giraffa camelopardalis
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Struthio camelus
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