Press Releases

January 12, 2017 - Coming in spring 2017: Treetop Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente - The Zoo Atlanta experience will climb to new heights with the opening of an all-new aerial playground 

January 10, 2017 - Wild Winter Days at Zoo Atlanta - Enjoy the Zoo at a seasonal discount now through February 28

January 4, 2017 - Zoo Atlanta closes 2016 with nearly 1 million visitors - Highlights included a new attendance record, notable animal births and a new commitment to conservation and the community 

December 27, 2016 - Ya Lun's and Xi Lun's next adventure may be meeting you - Lucky visitors could get a peek at the twin panda cubs this week 

December 12, 2016 - The Giant Panda Twins Have Names! Announcing Ya Lun And Xi Lun - With more than 23,400 votes cast, winning set of names is announced on the twins’ 100th day of life

December 9, 2016 - Zoo Atlanta mourns passing of Kavi the Sumatran tiger - Geriatric tiger was an ambassador for one of the Zoo’s most endangered species 

December 8,2016 - Giant panda twins' names to be revealed at 100 Day Celebration on December 12

November 23, 2016 - Black-and-White Friday at Zoo Atlanta - Choose a Black Friday alternative with exclusive single-day discounts on November 25 

November 21, 2016 - It's time to name the giant panda twins! - Voting begins today on seven sets of names, one of which will be revealed on December 12

November 10, 2016 - Veterans Day presented by Kaiser Permanente - Free admission for veterans, active-duty, reserve and retired members of the Armed Forces, plus discounts for accompanying guests, on November 11 

November 3, 2016 - A bamboo bon voyage to Mei Lun and Mei Huan - The first surviving giant panda twins born in the U.S. are en route to China 

November 1, 2016 - It's a girl ... and a girl! - The newest giant panda twins at Zoo Atlanta are both female 

October 20, 2016 - Departure date set for giant pandas Mei Lun and Mei Huan - 3-year-old twins will depart Atlanta for China on November 3

October 18, 2016 - Boo at the Zoo presented by Georgia Natural Gas - Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns on October 22, 23, 29 and 30 

October 5, 2016 - Last chance for tickets to Sippin' Safari presented by Georgia Natural Gas - Fall evening wine sampling, live music and more on October 8

October 3, 2016 - The giant panda twins are 1 month old today

September 28, 2016 - Mei Lun's and Mei Huan's next adventure - Visit the 3-year-old twins before they embark on an important new milestone  

September 23, 2016 - Update on Chantek the orangutan

September 22, 2016 - Diamondback terrapins at Zoo Atlanta have a future in the wild - Twenty-five young turtles have arrived at the Zoo, and 23 have traveled to the Georgia coast, in support of conservation for a native species 

September 19, 2016 -  Western lowland gorilla born at Zoo Atlanta - Granddaughter of Willie B. is the world’s newest ambassador for a critically endangered species

September 14, 2016 - Educator Appreciation Day presented by PNC - Educators enjoy free admission and discounts for accompanying guests on September 17

September 3, 2016 - And two makes a pair! Lun Lun's second cub born at Zoo Atlanta - Second birth completes a pair of twins for Lun Lun

September 3, 2016 - Giant Panda Born at Zoo Atlanta - Lun Lun has been confirmed to be expecting twins, but only one cub has been born so far 

August 25, 2016 - Raymond B King voted Most Admired Nonprofit CEO for third year in a row

August 24, 2016 - Sippin' Safari presented by Georgia Natural Gas - Atlanta’s wildest wine cellar opens with a brand-new over-21 event on October 8 

August 23, 2016 - Lun Lun the giant panda is expecting twins - Zoo Atlanta Veterinary Team has confirmed the presence of a second fetus on ultrasound; birthwatch began August 22 

August 19, 2016 - City of Atlanta and Fulton County Family Days at Zoo Atlanta - Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21

August 18, 2016 - Lun Lun the giant panda is expecting - Pregnancy confirmed via ultrasound and hormone analyses; 24-hour birthwatch begins August 22 

August 9, 2016 - PokemonGo Weekend at Zoo Atlanta - Quest for the creatures of the craze at lured PokeStops within the Zoo on August 13 and 14 

August 2, 2016 - A two-day trip around the globe at Wild World Weekend - Traditional dance, live music, crafts, exclusive demonstrations and more on August 6 and 7

July 21, 2016 - “A to Z” at Zoo Atlanta - An alphabetical guide to 26 things you should do at the Zoo before the summer’s over

July 14, 2016 – International Veterinarians Meet For First-Ever Conference in Atlanta - Hundreds of vets from around the world unite for animals 

July 12, 2016 - Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the only panda twins in the U.S., are turning 3! - Wish the “Bamboo Besties” well, and treat your own bestie to a special discount, on July 15 

July 10, 2016 - Timor python found at Zoo Atlanta

July 9, 2016 - Zoo Atlanta teams are on the lookout for a Timor python

June 30, 2016 - Red, White and Blue at the Zoo - Members of the Armed Forces enjoy special discounts and families enjoy pre-fireworks fun on July 4

June 24, 2016 - Update on Matilda the eastern bongo

June 21, 2016 - Save on summer fun at Zoo Atlanta with "Beat the Heat" - Now through June 30, arrive before 10:30 a.m. to enjoy $5 off general admission

June 16, 2016 - The faces of Zoo Atlanta come alive in the works of more than 30 artists - See and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces at the Art Gone Wild Art Show and Sale

June 14, 2016 - Celebrate Father's Day at Zoo Atlanta - Human dads enjoy FREE admission while the non-human dads enjoy special treats on June 19 

June 9, 2016 - Zoo Atlanta offers unprecedented community access with its first Safari Day Camp Scholarship Program - Sixty underprivileged children will enjoy a cost-free week of day camp this summer

May 25, 2016 - Introducing Quarters for Conservation - Zoo Atlanta will increase its existing commitment to conservation by nearly $100,000 a year, 25 cents at a time

May 16, 2016 - Zoo Atlanta trumpets $41 million raised for 'A Grand New View: Elephants, Events and Expansion' - $2 million from the Thalia N. Carlos & Chris M. Carlos Foundation seals victory in advance of campaign deadline

May 11, 2016 - Brew at the Zoo presented by Groupon - Atlanta’s wildest Memorial Day festival tradition returns on May 28

May 5, 2016 - Celebrate Mother's Day at Zoo Atlanta - Human moms enjoy free admission, and animal moms enjoy special surprises on May 8

April 28, 2016 - Farewell, Jabari! - First rhino born at Zoo Atlanta will soon depart Atlanta for new adventures and a new role for his critically endangered species 

April 26, 2016 - Watch Patches the Aldabra tortoise make her spring walk - from her point of view and the Zoo's

April 20, 2016 - A Saturday of Birds and Blooms at Zoo Atlanta - Be the early bird at the Zoo Plant Sale and Bird Fest on April 23 

April 14, 2016 - The 2016 Beastly Feast presented by Ford Motor Company Fund - Elegance, exotic beauty and the power of community support combine at Zoo Atlanta’s most spectacular evening of the year on May 7 

April 7, 2016 – Kudzoo the western lowland gorilla is expecting - Willie B.’s newest grandchild will carry a more important legacy than ever before 

April 5, 2016 - Zoos Go Blue presented by Northside Hospital - Individuals affected by autism will have a unique opportunity to experience the Zoo early on April 17 

March 31, 2016 - Matilda the eastern bongo is expecting - Every birth is crucial for a critically endangered species 

March 29, 2016 - Giant panda breeding season peaks with artificial insemination for Lun LunWorld-famous mother of five could have a sixth cub in 2016 

March 24, 2016 - Watch the animals hunt for Easter surprises at Gorilla Egg Hunts and MoreMore than 20 species will find themed enrichment in their habitats on March 26  

March 16, 2016 - Educator Appreciation Day presented by PNCEducators enjoy free admission and discounts for accompanying guests on March 19  

February 22, 2016 - 
Zoo Atlanta announces $7 million in new gifts to “A Grand New View” Gifts include the third-largest capital campaign gift in Zoo Atlanta history  

February 8, 2016 - Update on Lemur Troop at Zoo Atlanta 

January 26, 2016 - Zoo Atlanta Job FairApply for seasonal positions on February 2

January 21, 2016 - Andrew W. Evans Elected Chairman of Zoo Atlanta Board of Directors - Fortune 500 Company CEO takes the helm in a transformative era for Zoo Atlanta 

January 7, 2016 - 2015 Proves to Be Another Record-breaker for Zoo Atlanta - Highlights included a new attendance milestone, a groundbreaking new exhibit and achievements in animal care

January 5, 2016 - Announcing the Pandas and Parkas PromotionWinter brings a unique Zoo experience and an exclusive admission discount 

December 17, 2015 - Animal Holiday Extravaganza - Saturday brings the city's wildest way to get in the holiday spirit

December 15, 2015 - Celebrating 20 Years of Partnership in Saving Gorillas - Collaboration between Zoo Atlanta and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International continues to benefit Africa's only increasing non-human great ape population 

November 24, 2015 - Black-and-White Friday at Zoo AtlantaMei Lun and Mei Huan invite Atlanta to a Black Friday alternative with exclusive single-day discounts

November 17, 2015 - Zoo Atlanta Receives Implementation Gift from Grants to GreenProjects will allow the Zoo to lead by example in environmental sustainability

November 10, 2015 - Veterans Day presented by Fifth Third Bank Free admission for veterans and active-duty members of the Armed Forces on November 11

November 4, 2015 - The Future is Green at Zoo Atlanta

October 29, 2015 - Keju meets her new mom! - Infant orangutan has been introduced to foster mother Madu

October 22, 2015 - Animal Planet launches hi-def, live PandaCam at Zoo Atlanta: Panda-monium ensues - Animal Planet L!VE Webcam offers 24/7 view of nation's only current pair of Giant Panda twins at Zoo Atlanta

October 20, 2015 - Zoo Atlanta welcomes infant Bornean orangutan Baby Keju has arrived in Atlanta to meet veteran foster mother Madu

October 15, 2015 - Boo at the Zoo presented by Georgia Natural Gas opens October 17 The gates of Zoo Boo Town swing open for guests of all ages this Saturday

October 2, 2015 - Fiesta de la Familia presented by Wells Fargo Celebrate Hispanic and Latin heritage with live music, dance, kids’ theater and more on October 4
October 1, 2015 - Zoo Atlanta Closing Early on Saturday, October 3 Saturday guests are encouraged to enjoy the Zoo in the morning
September 17, 2015 - Great Ape Heart Project awarded second National Leadership Grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services 

September 11, 2015 - Spend Grandparents' Day at Zoo Atlanta

September 9, 2015 - Last chance for tickets to Jazzoo presented by Georgia Natural Gas - Creative cocktail event roars back to Zoo Atlanta this Saturday, September 12

September 3, 2015 - Beauty and the Birthday!Labor Day weekend brings awareness for vultures and a birthday bash for two world-famous giant pandas

August 27, 2015 - Raymond B. King voted Atlanta’s most admired nonprofit CEO for second year 

August 25, 2015 - Educator Appreciation Day presented by PNC Bank - Educators enjoy free admission and discounts for accompanying guests on Saturday, August 29

August 14, 2015 - City of Atlanta and Fulton County Family Days at Zoo Atlanta - Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16
August 13, 2015 - Diamondback terrapin exchange brings new hope for a Georgia icon - Ten Zoo Atlanta-reared turtles are on their way to the coast; 25 hatchlings are on their way to Atlanta 

August 6, 2015 - World Elephant day at Zoo AtlantaSupport Earth’s largest land mammals with a day of special activities on August 8

July 31, 2015 - Beat the Heat at Zoo AtlantaEarly birds get the savings throughout the month of August 

July 23, 2015 - Zoo Atlanta and partners restore native treasures to the wildNine eastern indigo snakes will become the newest residents of Conecuh National Forest

July 16, 2015 - Magnificent Midsummer Weekend on the way at Zoo Atlanta - Weekend outlook includes Animal Planet, bald eagle sightings and a birthday grand finale for America's only twin pandas

July 14, 2015 - Mei Lun and Mei Huan are Turning 2Two giant panda sisters, two years, twice the fun on July 15 and July 18 

July 2, 2015 - Zoo Atlanta Welcomes New Bald EagleIndependence Day brings a final chance to support our national bird in a new home at the Zoo

June 22, 2015 - Lun Lun the Giant Panda will not be Artificially Inseminated in 2015After careful consideration and guidance from long-term partners in China, the Animal Management and Veterinary Teams at Zoo Atlanta have confirmed a decision not to perform artificial insemination on adult female giant panda Lun Lun in 2015.
June 12, 2015 - Art Gone Wild Art Show and Silent Auction View and bid on distinctive gallery works inspired by Zoo Atlanta
May 15, 2015 - Zoo Atlanta Receives one of its Largest Gifts Ever from an Individual Donor Longtime Zoo supporters David and Cecelia Ratcliffe contribute $1 million to the project for the revitalization of the Cyclorama property 

May 14, 2015 - The Clouded Leopard has a Name: Suhana! The new clouded leopard at Zoo Atlanta has a name that celebrates her beauty

May 6, 2015 - Big Al the Aldabra Tortoise Strolls into History 122-year-old giant walked into his new home on May 6

May 1, 2015 - Zoo Atlanta and Ford Motor Company Celebrate 30 Years of Preservation, Education and Research Zoo Atlanta and Ford Motor Company will celebrate 30 years of partnership at The Beastly Feast black-tie gala on Saturday, May 2, 2015
April 29, 2015 - Two-toed Sloth and Eastern Bongo Born at Zoo Atlanta April 29 is a doubly exciting day for baby animals

April 21, 2015 -Annual CEO State of the Zoo Breakfast "Pathway to Progress"
April 8, 2015 - Preparing to Say Farewell to Two Atlanta-born Gorillas Young females Kazi and Macy Baby will soon help form a new group at the Riverbanks Zoo

April 2, 2015 - Scaly Slimy Spectacular Opens at Zoo Atlanta State-of-the-art new amphibian and reptile complex features more than 70 species 

March 17, 2015 - SSSpectacular Scavenger Hunt Begins! Find prizes in eggs hidden throughout the metro Atlanta area

March 5, 2015 - Help Bring a Bald Eagle to Zoo Atlanta Crowdfunding campaign invites the community to introduce an American icon to the Zoo
February 27, 2015 - Heart Month Turns the Spotlight on Non-Humans The Great Ape Heart Project headquartered at Zoo Atlanta takes the next revolutionary step in fighting a leading killer of great apes 

February 6, 2015 - Delta Air Lines Foundation Contributes $1 Million to Zoo Atlanta Zoo Atlanta starts 2015 with a historic gift

January 29, 2015 - Panda Twins Weaning Begins America’s only giant panda twins will soon be an independent duo 
January 20, 2014 - Clouded Leopard Sightings Visitors can catch a glimpse of a brand-new arrival

January 20, 2015 - Zoo Atlanta Job Fair Apply for seasonal positions on Tuesday, January 27

January 13, 2015 - Caring for aging gorillas at Zoo Atlanta

January 7, 2015 - Pongo the Orangutan turns 2! Join him for a primate party on January 10