A North Georgia Zoo

A North Georgia Zoo

North Georgia Zoo

The North Georgia Zoo is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization determined to provide a responsible and natural home to animals of all shapes, sizes, and species - while serving as a connective element between the wild and the city.



The working hours were terrible. You will be working at least ten hour days, having to get up at all hours of the night to check in on animals. It is not an AZA accredited zoo so if you are looking into becoming a zookeeper with one of the big name AZA zoos one day, they will not count your time at the North Georgia Zoo as real experience. Also since it's not accredited some of the practices were a little odd and weighed on my conscience. Some of the cages and things were completely inadequate as well as the way they breed the animals. The way they breed the animals is borderline like a puppy mill but for goats. If you are there during goat season be prepared to bottle feed baby goats for six hours a day, milk the moms, and do 3 times nightly checks on all of he animals. All three of the interns during my stay quit as well as the three before us. I would recommend staying unemployed rather than go work here.

After a memorable day at the North Georgia Zoo, head back to our rustic-chic bed and breakfast, where you can relax in one of our beautiful rooms or suites. As you wind down for the day, join us for a delicious gourmet dinner at our on-site restaurant! Nothing is finer than enjoying a good night’s sleep in your plush bed with silky sheets, welcoming the mountain morning from a rocking chair on your wraparound porch, then savoring a complimentary gourmet breakfast. We can’t wait to welcome you! (Source: glenella.com)


There are a couple of ways to save money on a trip to the North Georgia Zoo. First, visit their website and sign up for the newsletter to save on your tickets. You’ll get a $5 coupon via email. You’ll also save money by purchasing your tickets online before you go. Next, pack a picnic lunch for the humans. There are picnic tables available. Bonus, now you’ll have some extra cash to feed the animals!

Sue came to Atlanta after finishing the Walt Disney World College Program where she was a tour guide then guest relations hostess (and no she did not moonlight as Snow White). Sue spent 25 years in PR before adding freelance travel writing to her resume. Prior to 365 Atlanta Traveler, Sue published an award winning family travel blog called Field Trips with Sue for eight years, and produced a TV segment with the same name on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta. Her favorite place to visit is anywhere with her husband and three sons. Sue believes anytime is a good time for dessert and there are no bad field trips, just better stories. At the North Georgia Zoo & Farm, you’ll enjoy visiting with a large variety of animals including rare, mini, and unique farm animals. Wildlife Walks allow you to learn about exotic animals including lemurs, kangaroos, wildcats, and more. Kids always enjoy pony rides and bottle feeding opportunities! (Source: gamountainsguide.com)


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