ATLANTA – Zoo Atlanta’s all-new African Savanna opened on Thursday. While animals continue to acclimate to their new habitats, visitors now have an opportunity to experience the immersive landscape that brings one of Earth’s most legendary wild places to Atlanta.
The new elephant environment more than triples the size of the Zoo’s former elephant habitat and is a dynamic living space designed with elephant well-being in mind. Elements include Abana Pond, the largest of the complex’s three water features, a pond with 360-degree access and a gentle slope for ease of use by multiple elephants. Additional features include Chishimba Falls and Kalambo Falls, two waterfalls named after falls in Africa, and a feeder enrichment activity wall.