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Just a short road trip from Southern Oaks Apartments is Zoo Atlanta which houses more than 1,500 animals,TW_Jan-13_panda_cubs2013_140110_meihuan_meilun_ZA_4497_600 representing more than 200 species from around the world.  And don’t miss out on the Panda exhibit.  Did you know that panda twins Mei Lun and Mei Huan – the only twin pandas in the United States – were born right here at Zoo Atlanta July 15, 2013?

If you haven’t visited  Zoo Atlanta recently, here are five reasons to check it out:

  1. 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.
  2. The Asian Forest is home to the largest zoological collection of orangutans.
  3. The Ford African Rain Forest houses the nation’s largest collection of gorillas – more than 20.
  4. Zoo Atlanta’s herpetology collection is one of the foremost in the country.
  5. Zoo Atlanta claims the world’s only zoological collection of Guatemalan lizards 

Image source:  Zoo Atlanta