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It's difficult to know where to begin describing Zoo Atlanta, which houses more than 1,400 animals, representing more than 200 species from around the world. But the giant pandas are as good a place as any, especially since panda twins Mei Lun and Mei Huan – the only twin pandas in the United States – were born at Zoo Atlanta July 15, 2013. And with the 2015 opening of Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile experience, close encounters of the slithering kind are just a few steps away.
5 Reasons to Visit Zoo Atlanta
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Giant Panda Conservation Center makes Zoo Atlanta one of only four zoos in the United States housing the adorable black and white critters.
The Asian Forest is home to the largest zoological collection of orangutans.
The Ford African Rain Forest houses the nation's largest collection of gorillas – more than 20.
Zoo Atlanta's herpetology collection is one of the foremost in the country.
Zoo Atlanta claims the world's only zoological collection of Guatemalan lizards.