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Thursday, August 16

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

Whether you’re looking for behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters, a leisurely stroll through The Ford African Rain Forest or a Scaly Slimy Spectacular experience, Zoo Atlanta offers something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Bring yourself and your herd to Zoo Atlanta today.  

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Today at the Zoo

Thursday, August 16

  • Zoo Atlanta is open all year long, closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • We begin to bring our animals in for the day an hour prior to the grounds closing.
  • Food stands close an hour prior to the grounds closing; rides close a half hour prior.
  • The following items are prohibited at Zoo Atlanta:
    • Weapons, except as permitted by law
    • Alcoholic beverages of any kind

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