Press Releases

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

December 29, 2014 - 2014 Sets the Stage for a “Spectacular” Future at Zoo Atlanta

December 1, 2014 - Exciting Sneak Peek at a Grand New View for the Zoo 

November 19, 2014 - Happy First Birthday to Hondo, Hatari, Azizi and Zamaya! African lion cubs turn 1 

November 14, 2014 - Zoo Atlanta Receives Major Gift From Woodruff Foundation Gift is a cornerstone of community support for a transformative expansion 

November 10, 2014 - Alan the Sumatran Orangutan Passes at Zoo Atlanta

October 31, 2014 - Happy Birthday Kali and Kazi! October 31 brings a reminder of the Halloween surprise of 2005

October 30, 2014 - Meet Outback Station's Newest Joey

October 24, 2014 - Gorillas and Meerkats Get a Sneak Peek at Halloween Fun 

October 17, 2014 - Atlanta's Favorite Family Halloween Festival Returns 

October 14, 2014 - Sidewinders Succeed Where Robots Fail Study by Zoo Atlanta and partners links snakes’ unique movements to robotic engineering

October 10, 2014 - Spend Columbus Day at Zoo Atlanta Enjoy “1492 at the Zoo” discounts on October 13 

September 23, 2014 - Play the Animal Way and Boy Scout Day at Zoo Atlanta Cub and Boy Scouts enjoy discounts while the wild things play on September 27 

September 12, 2014 - Last Chance For Tickets to Jazzoo Presented by Groupon Tickets are going fast for creative cocktail event on September 13 

September 5, 2014 - Spend Grandparents’ Day at Zoo Atlanta Free admission for up to two grandparents per family this Sunday, September 7

September 4, 2014 - Zoo Atlanta Salutes Fellow Educators Educators enjoy free admission and discounts for accompanying guests on Saturday, September 6

August 25, 2014 - Happy birthday, Lun Lun! Celebrated mother of five receives a birthday ice cake today

August 22, 2014 - Raymond B. King voted Atlanta's most admired nonprofit CEO

August 18, 2014 - Soren the barn owl has been found Wildlife Theater bird is back at Zoo Atlanta 

August 15, 2014 - City of Atlanta and Fulton County Family Days Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17 

August 13, 2014 - Soren the barn owl is unlikely to be found Bird experts say Wildlife Theater bird likely has the survival instincts to succeed

August 12, 2014 - Update on Soren the barn owl Search continues for Zoo Atlanta Wildlife Theater Bird 

August 12, 2014 - Zoo Atlanta and 96 Elephants launch a elephant-sized effort 96,000 messages will be sent to public officials from Zoo Atlanta and zoos around the U.S.

August 11, 2014 - Zoo Atlanta is on the lookout for barn owl Residents are asked to call the Zoo in the event of sightings

August 7, 2014 - World Elephant Day has a stronger message than ever this year Zoo Atlanta joins partners in a colossal effort to save Earth’s largest land mammals 

July 23, 2014 - Exploring the possibilities of a historic treasure Ownership of the 1921 Cyclorama building will allow Zoo Atlanta to make significant new contributions to the community

July 23, 2014 - Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Relocation and Restoration of Atlanta Cyclorama Atlanta History Center to care for historic painting, 1921 building to be restored by Zoo Atlanta

July 14, 2014 - Happy first birthday, Mei Lun and Mei Huan America’s only twin pandas turn 1 on July 15 

July 11, 2014 - Elder care is a factor at the Zoo, too Geriatric gorilla pioneers stay indoors on hot summer days

July 9, 2014 - Mei Lun and Mei Huan are turning 1! Birthday week begins for America’s only twin pandas on July 12 

July 3, 2014 - Mobile-based VIP Pass expands to include four new adventures Meet a gorilla, feed a tiger, and much more with the click of a smartphone 

July 3, 2014 - Spend Independence Day at Zoo Atlanta Giant otters make their debut, the Splash Fountain jets are on, and the Zoo is open for family fun

June 24, 2014 - It's a busy summer for Zoo Atlanta's largest Volunteen force ever More than 100 teen volunteers are lending helping hands this year

June 20, 2014 - Celebrate World Giraffe Day at Zoo Atlanta The longest day of the year turns the spotlight on Earth’s tallest creatures on June 21

June 20, 2014 - Asian Heritage Day at Zoo Atlanta The music, dance, art and diversity of a continent come alive on June 21 

June 20, 2014 - Sloth born at Zoo Atlanta but did not survive Okra Mae delivered an infant on June 20, but the newborn did not survive 

June 19, 2014 - Vern the warthog passes at Zoo Atlanta

June 13, 2014 - Art Gone Wild art show and silent auction First-annual exhibition features more than 100 works inspired by Zoo Atlanta 

June 12, 2014 - Celebrate the world’s oldest living male gorilla on Father’s Day Birthday festivities for the legendary silverback will be a highlight of Father’s Day this year 

June 6, 2014 - Zoo Atlanta Hosts the International Gorilla Workshop More than 160 minds from around the world will join to focus on a future for gorillas 

June 5, 2014 - Zoo Atlanta welcomes new Vice President of Marketing and Membership

June 2, 2014 - Paint-out week begins for Art Gone Wild More than 30 participating artists will capture their muses in the Zoo this week

May 30, 2014 - Okra Mae the sloth is expecting Slowly but surely, a new arrival will join the Zoo Atlanta family this summer 

May 23, 2014 - Brew at the Zoo presented by Groupon Last chance for discounted advance tickets to Atlanta’s wildest Memorial Day weekend tradition

May 23, 2014 - Shirley's newest warthog piglets have names! Get ready to meet Lex and Eleanor 

May 20, 2014 - Zoo Atlanta Joins the 96 Elephants Campaign Learn more in a joint Hangout On Air with the Wildlife Conservation Society on May 21

May 16, 2014 - Bongo calf sightings! Rare youngster is now making appearances on exhibit 

May 15, 2014 - Giant pandas Xi Lan and Po arrive in China 

May 13, 2014 - Update on Zoo Atlanta’s partnership with Dewar Wildlife Trust Zoo has opted not to continue relationship with north Georgia facility 

May 13, 2014 - Update on giant pandas Xi Lan and Po Journey is going smoothly for China-bound bears 

May 9, 2014 - Lun Lun is Zoo Atlanta's Mother of the Year 2014 Giant panda wins over nine other fan favorites in online vote 

May 6, 2014 - Zoo Atlanta wants your votes for mom of the year Ten animal moms are up for the title; visit on Sunday for discounts and themed activities 

May 2, 2014 - Happy Birthday Alan Sumatran orangutan is the oldest male member of his species in North America

April 28, 2014 - China departure date adjusted for Xi Lan and Po Lun Lun’s and Yang Yang’s second and third offspring will now depart on May 12 

April 24, 2014 - Giant pandas Xi Lan and Po prepare to depart for China

April 24, 2014 - Rare Guatemalan beaded lizards born at Zoo Atlanta Hatchlings represent one of the world’s most endangered species

April 24, 2014 - Update on warthog piglets

April 23, 2014 – Zoo Atlanta partners with Georgia State on new ticket New single-ticket plan combines the advantages of season football tickets and Zoo Membership 

April 18, 2014 - Gorilla egg hunts and more! Animals around the Zoo will find an Easter enrichment extravaganza on April 19

April 18, 2014 - Warthog piglets born at Zoo Atlanta Shirley welcomes spring with fifth litter 

April 14, 2014 - Eastern Bongo Born at Zoo Atlanta Welcome the newest ambassador for one of the Zoo’s rarest species 

April 4, 2014 - Introducing the VIP Pass New Zoo adventures and amenities will be available via smartphone this spring

April 4, 2014 - Zoos Go Blue at Zoo Atlanta The Zoo opens early on April 6 for families with children or individuals affected by autism

March 28, 2014 - Zoo Atlanta turns 125 March 28 commemorates a landmark day for Atlanta 

March 13, 2014 - March Brings Birthdays for Two Special Gorillas Kekla was the first gorilla born at Zoo Atlanta; Andi was the 20th

March 13, 2014 - Call for Artists for “Art Gone Wild” at Zoo Atlanta Apply by March 31 for consideration for the Zoo’s first plein air event 

March 13, 2014 - Zoo Atlanta Welcomes Three New Giraffes Newcomers Etana, Isooba and Zuberi and buddy Abu have formed a new herd

March 13, 2014 - Welcome Back, Kavi! Male Sumatran tiger returns to Atlanta for another chance at fatherhood

February 27, 2014 - Matilda the eastern bongo is expecting Spring will bring a brand-new ambassador for a critically endangered species 

February 21, 2014 - Shirley the Warthog is Expecting Experienced mom will soon welcome one of the Zoo’s most reliable signs of spring

Febraury 18, 2014 - And dad makes pride! African lion cubs may now be seen on exhibit with both parents 

February 14, 2014 - Spend President’s Day Weekend at Zoo Atlanta Weekend will feature Valentine fun for Zoo residents, sightings of panda cubs and lion cubs, and more

January 21, 2014 - Job fair at Zoo Atlanta Apply for more than 70 seasonal positions on Tuesday, January 28

January 17, 2014 - Update on 8-week-old lion cubs Three adorable brothers and their sister may make their first appearance on Monday, January 20 

January 17, 2014 - Mei Lun and Mei Huan are the Giant Panda Zoo Awards cubs of 2013 Zoo Atlanta pandas and staff win awards in all five of their nominated categories

January 16, 2014 - Which bears will take home 2013 Giant Panda Zoo Awards? Awards ceremony will be hosted at Zoo Atlanta on January 17  

January 15, 2014 - Eastern bongo briefly leaves habitat at Zoo Atlanta

January 13, 2014 - 2013 was another history-making year for Zoo Atlanta One of the wettest years on record didn’t dampen attendance or a notable number of births