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Our very own Grinch: A holiday success story

I’m back with another iteration of revamped holiday fun! This is where I take a well-known, beloved holiday (aka Christmas since that is what I personally celebrate and know best) story or song and transform it to fit into our daily lives here at the Zoo. You can read my holiday themed Keeper Blogs from … Continue reading "Our very own Grinch: A holiday success story"

Panda Updates- Monday, December 4

Hello! This is Nicole from the Panda Care Team. With Thanksgiving having happened recently, and with the holiday season underway, now’s a great time to talk about how our Panda Care Team provides the same care and enrichment for the giant pandas on holidays as we would on any other day of the year. Regardless of … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Monday, December 4"

Caring for amazing orangutans

Hello! My name is Jake Bedenbaugh, and I am a member of the Orangutan Care Team here at Zoo Atlanta. As a dedicated animal care professional at Zoo Atlanta, my days are filled with the incredible privilege of working alongside our vibrant population of orangutans. These majestic creatures never fail to captivate me with their … Continue reading "Caring for amazing orangutans"


Get ready to meet Oliver, Fern, and their brother Watson ATLANTA – November 30, 2023 – “Bearcat” fans, get ready to meet Oliver, his sister Fern, and their brother Watson. The first binturongs ever born at Zoo Atlanta now have names as they prepare for their next milestone: exploring their outdoor habitat. The 3-month-old youngsters, … Continue reading "ANNOUNCING THE NAMES OF ZOO ATLANTA’S FIRST BINTLETS!"


Year-old male represents one of the world’s rarest big cat species   ATLANTA – November 30, 2023 – Zoo Atlanta is thrilled to welcome Bob, a 1-year-old male Sumatran tiger, to the animal population. Bob arrived in the evening of November 29, 2023, from the Oklahoma City Zoo. His move was recommended by the Association of … Continue reading "ZOO ATLANTA WELCOMES BOB THE SUMATRAN TIGER"

Panda Updates- Monday, November 27

Thanksgiving brings reflection on the things that we are grateful for in our lives. We on the Panda Care Team communicate closely with a team in the Zoo who are almost exclusively behind-the-scenes, but who may fill one of the hardest but lesser-known roles to the public. They are our Bamboo Team of Bamboo Technicians … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Monday, November 27"

Who are you calling a turkey?

Thanksgiving means many things to many people, but the core of the holiday is a big meal shared with family and friends. Traditionally, of course, the meal is centered around a roasted turkey. Domestic turkeys were derived from our native wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), and are considered to be the same species. Turkeys apparently were … Continue reading "Who are you calling a turkey?"


Nangka, the 6-month-old infant Sumatran orangutan who arrived at Zoo Atlanta on September 8, has recently embarked on his latest exciting milestone: exploring his new outdoor habitat with his adoptive mother, Madu. Be on the lookout for the duo in the Zoo’s orangutan complex in the Asian Forest when weather conditions are above 50 degrees … Continue reading "NANGKA EXPLORES OUTDOOR HABITAT WITH ADOPTIVE MOM MADU"


Nighttime festival presented by Georgia Power features more than 200 all-new lanterns WHAT: The holidays glow with the return of IllumiNights at the Zoo presented by Georgia Power, opening Monday evening, November 20, 2023. The signature nighttime experience comes to light with more than 200 all-new lanterns and scenes celebrating the splendors of nature and … Continue reading "HOLIDAY WONDERS ARE BACK WITH THE RETURN OF ILLUMINIGHTS"

So you want to be an Elephant Care Intern?

Hi all! It’s Caleb with the Elephant Care Team again! Regularly, young students ask us how to be a professional elephant caretaker. A perfect first step is to do an elephant internship! In college, I had the opportunity to be an Elephant Intern at Zoo Atlanta, and now, over six years later, I am our … Continue reading "So you want to be an Elephant Care Intern?"