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November 19, 2014

Woodruff Foundation Pledges $20-Million to Atlanta's Zoo

The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has offered a $20-million matching gift to support a planned transformation of Zoo Atlanta, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The foundation will match funds raised separately up to that amount, with proceeds going to a new special events center and reworkings of the zoo's entrance and African savanna exhibit.

The project is fueled by city plans to move the Cyclorama, a monumental painting, from the building adjacent to the zoo where it has been exhibited since 1921 into a new structure at the Atlanta History Center. The former Cyclorama building would be turned over to the zoo and turned into the events center.