Zoo Atlanta is one of Georgia’s most loved institutions. Founded in 1889, it is one of the 10 oldest zoos in continuous operation in the United States. The Zoo’s annual attendance exceeds 600,000 per year and Membership tops 34,000 households. Zoo Atlanta is best known for its leadership in the movement to provide naturalistic habitats for Zoo animals and began a multi-million dollar redevelopment campaign in 1985. Zoo Atlanta’s naturalistic environment is designed to give guests a tour of select destinations around the globe without ever leaving Atlanta!
On the Atlanta Peace Trail, Zoo Atlanta is located in Historic Grant Park. The Peace Pole at Zoo Atlanta can be viewed in the small garden near the reserved parking in the Cherokee parking lot. The Peace Pole reads “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in four languages: Swahili, English, Chinese and Spanish. These languages honor cultures where a majority of the zoo’s well known animals come from – gorillas, elephants, giraffe, lions, and pandas, as well as the English, Spanish, and Chinese-speaking populations here in Atlanta.
800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta, GA. 30315
Thomas Williams, Vice-Pres. of Govt. Relations & Community Affairs