Just minutes from downtown, Zoo Atlanta (Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Ave., SE, Atlanta, 404-624-5600) is one of Georgia’s best-loved institutions. Founded in 1889, it is one of the 10 oldest zoos in continuous operation in the U.S. The zoo is home to nearly 1,000 animals, representing 250 species from all over the world, as well as many threatened and endangered animals. The zoo features a family of six red-ruffed lemurs and is the home of the only breeding pair of drill monkeys in the United States. (Drills are currently the most endangered primate species in Africa.) Giant pandas Yang Yang and Lun Lun, along with the 23 gorillas in the Ford African Rain Forest, continue to capture the attention of visitors.