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Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta

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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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  • Visited this zoo as part of the City Pass group of exhibits and really enjoyed it. Highlights for our family, first and foremost were the gorillas. This is a great exhibit because they have a good siz...  more »
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  • We love the Atlanta Zoo! We have been members since before our daughter was born, and it has always been a great weekend spot for us. Now we love watching her interact with the animals through the glass (she loves watching the pandas play!) and helping her explore the playground areas. The staff is great, there are always educational talks to enjoy, and it is surprisingly clean for such a heavily trafficked park. Parking is always a challenge, but that’s Atlanta for you. Overall, it’s a great zoo, and we learn something new every visit!
  • Not a large zoo like San Diego’s- but nice layout and the zoo keepers are very engaged with zoo guests. Loved the feeding of the giraffes for $3 ! Ingenious way to raise zoo funds as the giraffes need to be fed anyway! Reptile house is very cool! And amazing unique animals such as a red panda! - the traditional panda exhibition was up close and personal . The zoo staff shed some very interesting facts that pandas like to be alone - only get together to mate. Then the offspring leave after about 2 years with mom . Also learned it’s common for the female to have twins. But in the wild she can only take care of one - so one twin usually doesn’t survive. In captivity the outcome is obvious better. Great zoo!
  • This is our first experience here. We went to the zoo with our 1 year old kid and grandparents . My kid loved and kept seeing all the animals in interesting ways. From the entrance of the zoo to all the different exhibits it was really good. There are differ places where u can take some rest, places to eat and also places to get some food from inside. All the animal exhibits are good and it’s a very special treat for all the kids who steps inside The entrance of the zoo is pretty much close to Disney animal kingdom. One other main thing is the zoo is connected to another big park and even if u are done with the zoo u have a decent big park to walk around or to have picnic Regards to the parking it is free part of zoo Atlanta. Also it has got enough spaces for all the visitors. In my opinion it is best to visit when the zoo opens up. The time we visited was during March and it was too a slow start. There was not much a crowd and later after 11 am people started pouring in. Overall very satisfied with the visit.
  • The zoo is really nice and we'll kept. The animals look very well taken care of. There are easy to follow maps. Lots of shaded areas and indoor areas to see the animals. They have a nice kid area for kids to play also. I really liked this zoo.
  • 1) Awesome parking access 2) Delicious food 3) Plenty of places to sit down and hang out while you're walking through. Plenty of room to spread out, so even when there's a huge number of people there it still feels spacious No reason not to go here on a weekend. Wonderful experience.

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