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Get set to run for reticulated giraffes on April 22 ATLANTA – February 2, 2023 – Ready, set, run! Registration is open now for the third-annual Run Like Wild 5K at Zoo Atlanta, scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2023. The run will take place in and through the Zoo and Grant Park, making Run Like … Continue reading "REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY FOR THE THIRD-ANNUAL RUN LIKE WILD 5K"

Excellent Acronyms

No matter where you work, there are probably some acronyms and terminology that you use that people outside of your field would not understand. If you’re a teacher, things like IEP, BOE, 504, RTI BIP, PBIS, SEL, FERPA, SLD, LRE, MDR, ESL/ELL, TKES/LKES maybe familiar acronyms, but I know only what two of them mean.  … Continue reading "Excellent Acronyms"

A shoutout to our Volunteers!

Hey all, I’m Erin, a member of the Orangutan Care Team here at the Zoo. I want to use this opportunity to give a shout out to our Volunteers!  Working in the Primate Department can be hectic at times but luckily, we have a great group of people who dedicate their time and energy to … Continue reading "A shoutout to our Volunteers!"

Be a part of our partnerships: Get involved with the Zoo

In our first Conservation Blog of the year, we announced our 2023 Conservation theme: Partnerships. Put simply, this year’s Conservation Blogs will highlight the partnerships made possible through your support of the Zoo. As we introduce our projects and partnerships, we’ll also be talking about ways everyone can get involved with the work these partnerships are … Continue reading "Be a part of our partnerships: Get involved with the Zoo"

Warm and cozy with Logan the fossa

Hey everyone! Your friendly Carnivore Keeper Adrianna here today to talk to you about our fearsome fossa, Logan! If you haven’t met Logan, he is in our Complex Carnivores section, just between the tiger habitat and the giant panda area. Logan is an 18-year-old male Fossa who loves to sleep on habitat these days in … Continue reading "Warm and cozy with Logan the fossa"


Bring a résumé for a one-on-one interview with a hiring manager on February 9 WHAT: Dependable, enthusiastic, and outgoing job seekers are invited to apply for seasonal and part-time positions at an upcoming Job Fair at Zoo Atlanta on Thursday, February 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To attend, applicants should register online at … Continue reading "APPLY FOR SEASONAL AND PART-TIME POSITIONS AT THE ZOO ATLANTA JOB FAIR"

Panda Updates- Monday, January 23

We recently have been receiving larger bamboo culms from our Bamboo Team. This batch of culms has been super tasty to the pandas, and the result is a lovely belly of bamboo shards. They sit contentedly eating while the pile slowly gets larger and larger. Lots of shards equals a happy panda. Mel S., Keeper … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Monday, January 23"

The beautiful and extraordinary mossy frog

Hey y’all, I’m Ben from the Herpetology Department at Zoo Atlanta. Today, I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite frog species, Theloderma corticale or the Vietnamese mossy frog. Occasionally, in the zoo world, keepers travel to other zoological institutions to transport animals, learn about other facilities’ animals, or attend symposiums to learn … Continue reading "The beautiful and extraordinary mossy frog"

The Guatemalan beaded lizard and its complete genome

Zoo Atlanta is renowned for our conservation breeding program for what is arguably the most endangered lizard species in the world, the Guatemalan beaded lizard (Heloderma charlesbogerti). This species was discovered for science by my former graduate advisor, Dr. Jonathan A. Campbell, after hearing about it from local villagers in an obscure desert valley in … Continue reading "The Guatemalan beaded lizard and its complete genome"

2022 Research Accomplishments

A genome of one of the world’s most endangered lizard species was the first ever assembled. A new look at the mechanics of an elephant’s trunk garnered international interest. A habitat distribution map of a believed-extinct toad was the first accurate study of its kind ever published. These were just three of the research studies … Continue reading "2022 Research Accomplishments"