2012-12-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Zoo Atlanta, CHANGES TO GIRAFFE FEEDING TIMES

WHAT: No more admiring from afar – now, you can feed the giraffes from the all-new Twiga Terrace! Stand eye-toeye with Earth’s tallest living land mammals, and hand-feed them part of their regular diet. Giraffe feedings are available daily at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Feedings cost $3.00 for 2 pieces of lettuce or browse.

WHEN: Beginning Monday, December 17th

WHERE: Zoo Atlanta
Twiga Terrace

CONTACT: Keisha N. Hines, Director of Public Relations and Communications
404.624.5980 – office
404.309.2238 – cell

ABOUT: About Zoo Atlanta
An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family fun. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,500 animals from around the world. A slate of new up-close-and-personal experiences opened in spring 2012: giraffe feeding, permitting guests to hand-feed Earth’s tallest living land mammals, and Wild Encounters, three new behind-the-scenes adventures with African elephants, giant pandas and Komodo dragon. Other highlights include the nation’s largest collection of western lowland gorillas, the nation’s largest zoological collection of orangutans and a global center of excellence for the care and study of vanishing reptiles and amphibians. The Zoo is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife shows, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, call 404.624.WILD or visit zooatlanta.org.