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Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta

4.1
#2 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Georgia
Initially a shelter for animals of a bankrupt travelling circus, Zoo Atlanta has grown into a 16 hectare (40 acre) settlement of over 1,500 individuals of mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians. Here you can see the rare giant pandas, as well as the largest zoological collection of gorillas and orangutans in the United States. If you are not of a particularly sensitive nature, don't miss the carnivorous plants, particularly the Venus flytrap which feeds itself by preying on insects and arachnids. This venue is AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) accredited, pointing to excellent animal care, quality staffing and extensive involvement in global conservation efforts. You can expect to walk quite a lot here, so wear comfortable shoes. Plan to visit Zoo Atlanta and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Atlanta attractions using our Atlanta day trip site.
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  • Overall the Zoo Atlanta did a great job ensuring our safety. They had the staff walk around the park to ensure the sanitizer dispenser was filled and spray sanitizing liquid through out. My daughters....  more »
  • The Atlanta zoo was a nice day trip. My favorites were the pandas (although they were all sleeping around 12), the large family of gorillas, and the mole rats (never seen them before and really...  more »
  • The new exhibit is fantastic with the giraffes, elephants, and zebras. Absolutely fantastic! I thought the zoo has done a wonderful job making it COVID safe. The last two times we’ve been have been...  more »
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  • We absolutely love the Atlanta Zoo. We've loved visiting with the animals for about 2o yr or so now. Even with all of the construction and updates it has always be such a beloved place for us to go and now it is just getting better. It looks fantastic already and I cannot wait to see what else they have in store for the animals there. The Elephants are my absolute favorite animal and I am beyond impressed with what they have done with their new enclosure. It's phenomenal. Can't wait to see what is next.
  • Such a fun time at the Atlanta zoo! The grounds are beautiful! Huge children’s area!! The panda and gorilla exhibits were my favorites. There was a very nice docent who gave very god information about the gorillas and the brand new 2 day old baby! The bird show was also very entertaining. Had lunch at Nourish Cafe and the food was very good. All in all a super fun an education filled day!
  • Great zoo and great value. This zoo is not huge but big enough to hold many large animals such as gorillas, giraffes, zebras, bears and of course the giant pandas. The panda exhibit featured two adult pandas and two panda cubs. This is an amazing and rare experience as not many zoos in the US feature pandas. My kids loved them as well and had a blast.
  • For the limited selection, this zoo was surprisingly crowded and busy. Before you even think of attending, check their website. There you'll find information on what exhibits and parking lots are closed. At least two exhibits were closed for remodel when I attended. That didn't leave a lot to see beyond snakes and turtles. We arrived shortly after opening and were finished before lunch. Be sure to arrive very early as parking is limited and fills very quickly. We were fortunate enough to find a parking spot on the edge of the lot. The park itself was kept clean and well-maintained. There are a few water fountains, though you have to look for them. Otherwise, be prepared to pay $2+ for bottled water. When all exhibits are full and if you attend the presentations/events, then the price may be worth it, otherwise, I'd wait.
  • Well organized zoo. Close to animals. Interesting point is there are many reptiles. As long as I know I don't know the zoo which displayed such many reptiles. And they have Panda, too. Visited early morning and not crowded. Recommend to visit early morning.

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