Atlanta's home for wildlife
Zoo Atlanta, located in the city's Grant Park, houses more than 200 species of animals, including giant pandas, gorillas, African lions, meerkats and Komodo dragons. Zoo Atlanta's goal is to educate the public about wildlife and to protect species through conservation efforts. One of the zoo's most iconic animals was Willie B., a gorilla named after Atlanta Mayor William B. Hartsfield. The zoo, which began in 1889 after a traveling circus went bankrupt, in 2008 unveiled a major renovation plan that is expected to take 10 to 15 years to complete.
Zoo Atlanta news
Zoo raises $40K in campaign to keep pandas
Zoo Atlanta has raised more than $40,000 in the month since it announced a fundraising campaign to help keep its giant pandas.
African monkeys arrive in Atlanta
A pair of African monkeys have arrived at Zoo Atlanta just in time to celebrate the Independence Day weekend.
Dads make time for play
David Williams would watch forlornly as his baby girl headed off to the zoo with his wife, Kate, for another day of mom-daughter bonding.
Pandas, zoo need $500K
Atlantans who love having pandas in their backyard will need to come up with some money to keep them here, Zoo Atlanta CEO Dennis Kelly ...
Zoo Atlanta needs $500K to keep pandas
Atlantans who love having pandas in their back yard will need to come up with some money to keep them here, said Zoo Atlanta CEO ...
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