Zoo Atlanta

Get an up-close look at our furry friends

Explore the wonders of wildlife just minutes from downtown Atlanta.

Explore the wonders of wildlife in a lush botanical oasis that’s home to more than 1,000 animals from around the world – just minutes from downtown Atlanta. Highlights include one of North America’s largest populations of great apes, including gorillas and orangutans, and the rare experience of seeing giant pandas. Recent transformations include the African Savanna, where you’ll find African elephants, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and other iconic species from one of Earth’s most legendary landscapes. Zoo Atlanta is a proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard in animal care and well-being.

Reasons to visit Zoo Atlanta

  1. The African Savanna is home to African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, bontebok, warthogs, meerkats, and southern white rhinos.
  2. The lush Ford African Rain Forest houses one of the largest populations of gorillas in North America, with four habitats that are home to four distinct groups.
  3. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Giant Panda Conservation Center offers the rare opportunity to see giant pandas in one of only two zoos in the U.S. housing this species.
  4. Don’t miss the Endangered Species Carousel; Norfolk Southern Zoo Train; Treetop Trail and Treetop Tykes Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente; petting zoo; and more.
  5. Education programs and signature special events run year-round.
  6. Zoo admissions support vital conservation work to protect animal species and their habitats around the globe.

Insider tips

Know before you go

When is Zoo Atlanta open?

Zoo Atlanta is open year-round; closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Where is Zoo Atlanta located?

Zoo Atlanta is located at:

800 Cherokee Ave., SE

Atlanta Ga. 30315

Parking is conveniently located in the lot on Cherokee Avenue parking lot and in the Grant Park Gateway parking facility on Boulevard. Both are paid public lots owned by the City of Atlanta and managed by AAA Parking. Rates are $3 an hour for a daily maximum of $12.

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