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After-hours summer series kicks off June 23 with the first of three themed monthly evenings ATLANTA – June 1, 2023 – Laid-back summer nights are made for exploring the wild with a date, friend, or happy hour crew at Savanna Nights, an after-hours series at Zoo Atlanta. Tickets are on sale now for the 21-and-up … Continue reading "TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR SAVANNA NIGHTS"

Panda Updates- Thursday, June 1

As we anticipate the weather warming with the approach of summer, you may notice the pandas starting to spend more time in their indoor dayroom areas. Pandas are native to temperature forests high in the mountains of China, and these dayroom areas are temperature controlled to a cool 65 degrees year-round. As a Panda Care … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Thursday, June 1"

Step by step with Rose the red-tailed hawk

Last time you heard from Ambassador Animals, it was all about Hawkmoth the Harris hawk’s training and how he recently made his first appearance on the glove in one of our animal presentations. This week, we may see him make his first free flights! The care of all animals at Zoo Atlanta is based on … Continue reading "Step by step with Rose the red-tailed hawk"


All-new 360° VR experience takes guests on a live-action adventure ATLANTA – May 25, 2023 – Members and guests at Zoo Atlanta now have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to venture into the jungle of Rwanda and observe gorillas in the wild – without leaving their seats at the Zoo. Zoo Atlanta is excited to announce Gorilla Trek: A 360° … Continue reading "VENTURE INTO THE JUNGLE OF RWANDA WITH GORILLA TREK"

Quantity assessment in animals

When I first joined Zoo Atlanta, almost 20 years ago, one of the things I was excited about was the possibility of working with monitor lizards.  These are the sleek, active lizards in the family Varanidae that includes the famous Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), which is the largest of the dozens of species in Asia, … Continue reading "Quantity assessment in animals"

Planning a mixed-species aviary

Hello everyone! This is Birds Josh! One of the greatest parts of being a bird keeper is the diversity of species that we get to take care of. Zoo Atlanta is home to over 225 individual birds, representing over 50 different species. It’s great getting to observe how the different species relate with one another … Continue reading "Planning a mixed-species aviary"


Special holiday season delivery will be the first southern white rhinoceros ever born at Zoo Atlanta ATLANTA – May 23, 2023 – Kiazi, a 21-year-old southern white rhinoceros at Zoo Atlanta, is expecting a calf. Rhino gestation is one of the animal kingdom’s longest at around 16 months. A birth is expected around December 2023, … Continue reading "KIAZI THE SOUTHERN WHITE RHINO IS EXPECTING!"


Tickets are going fast for longtime signature beer festival tradition ATLANTA – May 18, 2023 – Zoo Atlanta’s longtime signature Memorial Day Weekend festival tradition returns on Saturday, May 27, and the 2023 event will feature the debut of a very special highlight. Willie B. Legacy Lager, an exclusive limited-time brew developed by SweetWater Brewery … Continue reading "THE DEBUT OF WILLIE B. LEGACY LAGER"

Cautious Caffeinating

If you caught our most recent Conservation Blog, you’re up to speed on the amazing roles birds play in our ecosystems, as well as our fantastic partner organizations helping to protect these winged MVPs. The conservation issues facing birds vary by region and species, but there’s one simple action almost anyone can take to help … Continue reading "Cautious Caffeinating"

Endangered Species Day matters more than ever

Double your conservation contribution May 19-21; learn more about the 2023 Quarters for Conservation projects ATLANTA – May 16, 2023 – Zoo Atlanta observes Endangered Species Day on Saturday, May 20, 2023, in a very important anniversary year for action for wildlife. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. In celebration, over … Continue reading "Endangered Species Day matters more than ever"