Giant panda
Meet and feed one of Zoo Atlanta’s world-famous black-and-white ADULT bears during an exclusive behind-the-scenes encounter. 

Cost, per person: $145 Members / $160 non-Members + Zoo admission

Time: 11:00 - 11:55 a.m.

Capacity: 8 participants

Availability: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday - will be held with Yang Yang, our adult male giant panda


General guidelines:

  • Wild Encounters must be reserved in advance.

  • Due to animal safety regulations, guests who have been outside of the United States or Canada within 10 days prior to the program will not be allowed to participate.

  • Programs involving the Zoo’s animal collection are subject to change or cancellation based on animal needs.

  • Please arrive at the designated area 15 minutes before your Wild Encounter.

‚ÄčAge notices:

  • Children 2 years old and under are FREE and may attend, but are not permitted to feed the animals.

  • Children 4 years old and under must be carried or held by the hand of an adult in their group.

  • Children 3 to 8 years old must be assisted by parent/guardian while feeding.

  • Children 13 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a Wild Encounter ticket. A ticket is required for each participant 3 years old and older.

Note to dog and cat owners:
If you have a dog or a cat that has been diagnosed with any infectious diseases within the 2 weeks prior to the program and/or has had any lethargy, depression, runny nose, coughing, fever or has been off food in the 14 days prior to the program, please discuss this with Zoo Atlanta staff before making a reservation. 


Support Zoo Atlanta's efforts to conserve wild animals in their native habitats with a donation to the The Mabel Dorn Reeder Conservation Endowment Fund.