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ATLANTA-FULTON COUNTY ZOO INC

AKA  Zoo Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
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Basic Organization Information

ATLANTA-FULTON COUNTY ZOO INC
Also Known As: Zoo Atlanta
Physical Address: Atlanta, GA 30315 
EIN: 58-1655184
Web URL: www.zooatlanta.org 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D50 Zoo, Zoological Society
D Animal related
D31 Protection of Endangered Species
Ruling Year: 1986 


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Mission Statement

Zoo Atlanta strives to inspire the citizens of Atlanta and Georgia and all visitors to the Zoo to value wildlife on Earth and to help safeguard existing species through conservation. We do this by providing an informative, educational and engaging experience; being respectful and responsible stewards of the animals and the physical and financial assets entrusted to us; and engaging in related conservation activities and research.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2011

Total Revenue $21,004,298
Total Expenses $17,932,903

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Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2011

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Raymond B. King

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Since June 2010

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Programs

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Budget:
$17,196,380
Category:
Animal-Related
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Great apes: Home to the largest gorilla collection in the U.S. and North America’s largest collection of orangutans, Zoo Atlanta is a nationally recognized leader in the care and study of great apes.Reptiles and amphibians: Zoo Atlanta’s reptile and amphibian collections are among the largest and most diverse in the U.S. and feature many critically endangered species. Herpetology staff members have leadership roles in international conservation projects, including the Global Amphibian Extinctions Crisis and the Asian Turtle Crisis. Giant pandas: Zoo Atlanta is one of only four zoos in the nation housing giant pandas. Staff’s innovative approach to education, collaboration with partners in China and contributions to behavioral research play a critical role in preserving this species. Education: Zoo Atlanta is a recognized leader in informal science education, including instructor-led school programs and learning opportunities on grounds. The Zoo’s Education staff is actively involved in advancing the profession of conservation education internationally through conservation education research. Behavioral research: Zoo Atlanta’s strong focus on behavioral science has resulted in numerous births of endangered species at the Zoo. As a scientifically oriented zoo surrounded by nationally-recognized colleges and universities, Zoo Atlanta is a valuable contributor and a unique resource to the regional research community. Zoo staff members continue to produce an impressive volume of papers in peer-reviewed journals and other publications.

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Zoo Atlanta seeks to make a meaningful, demonstrable impact on conservation of endangered species and preservation of biodiversity; become Georgia’s leader in using a living collection to enhance formal and lifelong science education; and contribute to the cultural life of the community by expanding and diversifying a global collection of wildlife.
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