ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta's zoo is trying to help people beat the heat.
For the sweltering summer days, Zoo Atlanta is offering discounted admission to visitors who arrive early.
Starting Saturday and continuing through the end of August, guests who arrive before 10:30 a.m. will enjoy $5 off general admission for up to four guests.
Zoo Atlanta gives visitors the chance to get up close to more than 1,500 animals from around the world.
Highlights include the nation's largest collection of western lowland gorillas, the nation's largest zoological collection of orangutans and a global center of excellence for the care and study of vanishing reptiles and amphibians.
Keeper talks, interactive wildlife shows, education programs and special events run year-round.