Zoo Atlanta is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited zoological park in Atlanta, Georgia. The current zoo is run by Raymond B. King. In 1984, the renowned magazine, “Atlanta Life”, ranked it among the ten worst zebras in the country. In 2006, King reorganized the Atlanta zonosphere, bringing back animals that had suffered from neglect.
The Atlanta zoo’s animals come from all over the world. The aviaries feature a variety of species from across Africa. Guests can also see red pandas, including the adorable Idgie, in the Zoo’s red panda habitat. Reptiles and amphibians are also featured. The Scaly Slimy Spectacular building is a great place to observe snakes, crocs, turtles, and lizards.
One of Zoo Atlanta’s most popular exhibits is its orangutan exhibit. Home to one of North America’s largest orangutan populations, the orangutan was named Orang Hutan, which means “Person of the Forest.” Visitors can also observe Aldabra tortoises, which are the second-largest species of tortoises. In addition to the orangutans, you can also find monkeys, otters, and weird-looking birds and reptiles.
For a truly interactive experience, the Zoo Atlanta offers a variety of activities for the entire family. You can view animals up close, learn about the science behind conservation, or even join in a special training session. For children, you can try out the zoo’s live panda cam, which broadcasts the activities and sights of the giant pandas. You can also take your kids to a safari camp or preschool program.