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Zoo Atlanta: The Natural World Comes Alive

Spend the morning exploring The Ford African Rain Forest and the afternoon viewing wildlife from South America. Visit reptiles and amphibians found right here in our backyard of Georgia, as well as those from around the globe. Compare and contrast bird species from the largest kori bustard to the noisy crested screamer. And while you’re taking a trip around the world, learn more about Zoo Atlanta’s commitment to wildlife and wild places through our conservation and research initiatives. Whether you are a long-time Member or brand-new to the Zoo, you will be immersed in the diversity of species and the important roles they play in their ecosystems.

Zoo Atlanta is small in size at just over 40 acres, but big in experiences. With over 1,000 individual animals representing nearly 250 different species in our care, Zoo Atlanta is a great place to learn and explore the diversity of wildlife without having to hop on a plane or leave the city. With the opening of the new African Savanna later this summer, families have the great opportunity of observing elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches and meerkats in naturalistic settings while learning how we are all connected and how we can make a difference for species around the world.

To gain a deeper connection to Zoo Atlanta, sign-up for an educator-led program for a deeper understanding of real-life challenges facing wildlife and an exploration of the work Zoo Atlanta is doing to help. Walk away with a greater appreciation for the species here at Zoo Atlanta as ambassadors for their wild counterparts and be inspired to take conservation action.

From Adventure Cubs (ages 0-5) to Family NightCrawlers (ages 6+), we have fun for the whole family. Take part in an early morning Family Zoo Yoga session (ages 4+)  before the Zoo opens, or stay after-hours and enjoy a Twilight Trek (all ages) through the Zoo. Or just enjoy one of the many family friendly programs that occur daily. We look forward to welcoming you and your family on a wild adventure!  To learn more, visit

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