Founded in the late 1880s when a traveling circus broke down and went bankrupt in Atlanta, the Atlanta Zoo opened in Grant Park with a jaguar, hyena, black bear, camels, and other creatures. The zoo expanded significantly in 1935 when Asa G. Candler, Jr., founder of the Coca-Cola Company and former Atlanta mayor, donated his […]
For as long as I can remember, my daughter Gigi has adored giraffes. To me they resemble one another as both are tall, lean, and graceful. Here are three of my favorite photos of the giraffes at Zoo Atlanta. What do you think? Do you have a favorite below?
Beginning with a panda cub carried into the United States in the arms of fashion designer Ruth Harkness in 1936, Americans have been fascinated by giant pandas for decades. We fawned over Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, the 18-month-old pandas who were gifts from the Chinese government during the Nixon Administration, and flocked by the millions to […]