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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"

A legacy continues

Hello Zoo Atlanta friends and fans! I’m Kaitlyn, and I’m one of the new members of the Gorilla Care Team. While I’m one of the newest humans on the team, I am not the newest addition in the gorilla building. I’m so excited to be sharing about the newest member of our gorilla family, Willie … Continue reading "A legacy continues"

Panda Updates- Monday, May 15

It’s the time you have all been waiting for! We recently welcomed two female red panda sisters named Ruby and Rose to the Zoo. Getting to be a member of their care team, I have quickly fallen for these gals. They are very inquisitive and curious, and not to mention so cute! I think I can speak for … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Monday, May 15"

Shy and beautiful

Hello everyone! I would like to tell you a little bit about one of my favorite pit vipers of all-time, the Mangshan Mountain pit viper! This nocturnal snake species is only found in the mountainous regions of Hunan and Guangdong in Southern China. The elevations are 2,620-4,270. So high! They can be found in the … Continue reading "Shy and beautiful"