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Zoo Atlanta is home to more than 1,500 animals from more than 200 species. What separates Zoo Atlanta from other similar establishments is that it has the largest collection of gorillas and orangutans in the nation, and is home to the only twin panda bears in the US.
Set in gorgeous Grant Park, the oldest park in the city, Zoo Atlanta has numerous shops and restaurants in the neighborhood for you to enjoy before or after making a trip to the zoo.
Take a spin around the world as you walk through exhibits featuring animals from nearly every country. From the legendary Komodo Dragon to the African Lion to the African Gorillas, visitors to Zoo Atlanta are treated to a once in a lifetime experience that can only be replicated by visiting the natural habitats of these animals.
Opened in 1889, Zoo Atlanta sits on 40 acres of pristine land in Atlanta. Exhibits at Zoo Atlanta include a mock rain forest complete with indigenous species, the Giant Pandas, the Asian Forest and The World of Reptiles.
Visiting Zoo Atlanta:
Regardless of whether you are five or fifty years old, Zoo Atlanta has something for you to see and enjoy. In an effort to appeal to the younger generation, Zoo Atlanta has a specially designed Kid Zone that puts children up close and personal with many different animals. The Kid Zone features a train ride, playground, carousel and splash fountain.
The park is open, rain or shine, daily from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. However, when the weather begins turning nice during the months of March to November, Zoo Atlanta extends its hours from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM on the weekends.
Getting to the park is easy from any of the hotels near Zoo Atlanta, regardless of whether you drive your personal vehicle, take a taxi or commute via public transportation. By car, Zoo Atlanta has a large lot for parking that is free for visitors. Zoo Atlanta can also be accessed by taking the MBTA Bus Route #32 from the Five Points or Civic Center rail stations.
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