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A new bird species in The Living Treehouse!

With spring here, the Bird Team at Zoo Atlanta is busier than ever with providing nest material for spring breeders, taking care of chicks from the winter breeding season, taking down heat lamps and other winter weather equipment, and moving birds from their behind-the-scenes winter homes to their new habitats. One of the new species … Continue reading "A new bird species in The Living Treehouse!"

Panda Updates- Monday, April 15

Bamboo shoot season is now here! Shoots are young bamboo that grow during this time of the year. Shoots are typically soft, full of water, and very filling, and the giant pandas love them! The pandas are still offered their daily usual quantities of bamboo while also being offered shoots. Many times, they may prefer to … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Monday, April 15"


Norfolk Southern serves as Presenting Sponsor on Zoo Atlanta’s most magical night of the year  ATLANTA – April 15, 2024 – One of Atlanta’s most anticipated black-tie galas returns on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the Beastly Feast presented by Norfolk Southern. Sophisticated elegance, a one-of-a-kind locale, and spectacular auctions are hallmarks of Zoo Atlanta’s … Continue reading "THE BEASTLY FEAST GALA RETURNS WITH “A NIGHT UNTAMED”"

Endangered Species in the Backyard

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “endangered species?” Maybe iconic megafauna like elephants, giant pandas, or gorillas? Or famously extinct species like the dodo? What about native wildlife you may have seen in a local park or even your backyard? I spend much of my work time thinking about how to help … Continue reading "Endangered Species in the Backyard"


The first southern white rhino calf ever born at Zoo Atlanta has a name! Rhino Naming Madness concluded on April 10, 2024, with the name Zuri rising to the top after four rounds of public voting following the launch of a Sweet Sixteen Bracket on March 20. Zuri, a name of Swahili origin which can … Continue reading "SAY HELLO TO ZURI!"


The Zoo Atlanta community is deeply saddened to share news of the passing of Chelsea, a 20-year-old female Sumatran tiger. The Veterinary and Animal Care Teams had been monitoring and treating the geriatric tigress for chronic health conditions, particularly kidney disease. As there was not a path to recovery for Chelsea, the teams made the … Continue reading "ZOO ATLANTA IS SADDENED BY THE PASSING OF CHELSEA THE SUMATRAN TIGER"

Working with amazing orangutans

My name is Danielle Schauer, and I am currently an Orangutan Keeper at Zoo Atlanta. Since becoming an animal care professional, I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing species, but I have never had the chance of working with great apes until now. I wanted to use this Keeper Stories blog to … Continue reading "Working with amazing orangutans"

Be an early-bird to Brew at the Zoo

Memorial Day weekend’s one-of-a-kind festival favorite returns at Brew at the Zoo on Saturday, May 25, 2024. The 21-and-up event will feature sampling from more than 30 of Georgia’s top breweries and cideries; live music at venues throughout the Zoo; evening wildlife viewing until dusk; special Keeper Talks; and more.     The 2024 music lineup … Continue reading "Be an early-bird to Brew at the Zoo"

Catching up with the binturong family

Hey everyone! Christina here from the Carnivore Care Team. If you have been to the Zoo lately, you might have noticed that there are a lot more binturongs in our habitat than there used to be. Bramble and Baloo had three healthy and spunky little bintlets in August, and up until this last month, Mom … Continue reading "Catching up with the binturong family"

Panda Updates- Wednesday, March 27

With the Easter holiday just around the corner, you might get a chance to see the giant pandas getting some spring-themed enrichment as well. On Saturday, March 30, the pandas will be getting special enrichment items. These may include paper chains, papier-mâché eggs, bags, boxes, or even a decorated banner. The pandas enjoy having enrichment items because they always find some yummy … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Wednesday, March 27"