Press Releases

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