Our giant pandas, have vigorous appetites, dining on bamboo 10-16 hours a day. They require a variety of bamboo species and, with a 220-pound-a-day consumption, a significant supply. We are always seeking donations of bamboo from private landowners.
We can only accept bamboo that has been harvested by Zoo Atlanta in order to ensure it meets our harvesting standards. To inquire about donating bamboo located on your property, please call the Bamboo Hotline at 404.624.5884.
Due to the generous outpouring of bamboo donations, the Zoo Atlanta bamboo hotline is no longer accepting new requests. Please check back in six months when available bamboo sites will be re-evaluated.