Zoo Atlanta dates back to the late 1800's  - 1889 to be exact, making it one of the oldest zoos in the United States.

It began when a traveling carnival ended up going bankrupt while it was there en route to Marrietta, Georgia.

The animals, which were left in their cages to languish, were purchased by George Valentine Gress and donated to the city of Atlanta. 

Situated on 40 acres of land in downtown Atlanta, the zoo is divided into four different areas:  African Plains, The Ford American Rain Forest, Asian Forest, and Kid Zone.

As you enter the zoo, beautiful flamingos will be on the left near the entrance to the African Plains.

One thing you are sure to notice while there is the beautiful bamboo and plants that line the pathways. 

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