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March 28, 1889 George Gress purchases a circus to rescue the starving animals. These animals are the start of the Grant Park Zoo (now ZooAtlanta).
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August 10, 1890 Clio arrives at the Grant Park Zoo. The elephant was purchased through donations by the children of Atlanta
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May 13, 1988 Willie B. is set free at the Zoo Atlanta
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November 20, 1997 Giant panda bear exhibit featuring Lun-Lun and Yang-Yang opens amid great fanfare at ZooAtlanta in Grant Park
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November 5, 1999 United Parcel Service delivers Yang-Yang and Lun-Lun to ZooAtlanta. The two giant pandas will be on display at the zoo for the next 10 years. Additionally, around-the-clock scientific observation aimed at increasing the population of this endangered species may help the panda's long term survival
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February 2, 2000 Willie B., the silverback gorilla at ZooAtlanta dies.
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September 6, 2006 Zoo Atlanta's giant panda Lun-Lun gave birth to a baby panda the size of a stick of butter.
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Known under a variety of names including Grant Park Zoo, Metropolitan Zoo and ZooAtlanta, the Atlanta Zoo was reborn in 1984, after being named one of the nation's ten worst zoos.

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