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The aquatic majesty of the giant otter

Hi! My name is Whitney, and I am the newest member of the Zoo’s Carnivore Team. I am originally from Minnesota, and yes, I still say “pop” over “soda.” I moved to North Carolina about seven years ago before I came down to Atlanta. My animal career actually started off in aquatics. I started as … Continue reading "The aquatic majesty of the giant otter"

Quarters for Conservation: Projet Gorille Fernan-Vaz

Hello! I’m Sara Fee, a member of the Gorilla Care Team, and I’m the Champion for Projet Gorille Fernan-Vaz, one of three projects supported by Zoo Atlanta’s Quarters for Conservation initiative. Today, I’m pleased to share an update from the field from Nicholas Bachand, Executive Director of Projet Gorille Fernan-Vaz: “The Projet Gorille Fernan-Vaz is a western lowland gorilla … Continue reading "Quarters for Conservation: Projet Gorille Fernan-Vaz"

Great Ape Heart Project wins Research Award

The Great Ape Heart Project based at Zoo Atlanta has received the prestigious 2020 Research Award with Top Honors from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Announced during the morning of September 16, 2020, the award recognizes achievements in advancing scientific research among accredited zoos and aquariums throughout the U.S. Launched in 2010, the … Continue reading "Great Ape Heart Project wins Research Award"

Great Ape Heart Project awarded fourth IMLS grant

Grant is largest show of federal support to date for the effort to target cardiac health in gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees and bonobos. The Great Ape Heart Project headquartered at Zoo Atlanta has been selected to receive a 2019 National Leadership Grants for Museums award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). At $619,044, … Continue reading "Great Ape Heart Project awarded fourth IMLS grant"

Career Corner: Jenny – Carnivore Department

Name: Jenny Position Title: Carnivore Lead Keeper Education: Bachelor of Arts – Biology and Psychology Hometown: Moscow, PA Length of time at Zoo Atlanta: 14 years this summer Tell us about your job and any projects you are working on. I am responsible for the overall care of the Zoo’s carnivore population, as well as … Continue reading "Career Corner: Jenny – Carnivore Department"

Career Corner: Jenail Marshall

Name: Jenail Marshall Position Title: Interpretive Programs Supervisor Education: Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Length of time at Zoo Atlanta: Four years! Tell us about your job and any projects you are working on. I am responsible for the development, evaluation and facilitation of interpretive programming on Zoo grounds. I want … Continue reading "Career Corner: Jenail Marshall"

Grand New View project underway

A historic transformation is underway at Zoo Atlanta! Construction has begun on Grand New View, opening in 2019. Through this transformative project, the historic Cyclorama building will be revitalized and reborn as Savanna Hall, a one-of-a-kind event destination overlooking an all-new African savanna, where African elephants and other African species will roam new and expanded … Continue reading "Grand New View project underway"

Giant Pandas Projects

The giant pandas at Zoo Atlanta are on loan from China. The Zoo pays an annual loan fee for the pandas, and this money is used for giant panda conservation. Zoo Atlanta has contributed over $10 million for conservation of giant pandas in China, making this our largest conservation investment. The majority of these funds are used … Continue reading "Giant Pandas Projects"

Indigo Snake Project

Zoo Atlanta is proud to partner with Auburn University and The Orianne Society on a project to help restore native eastern indigo snakes to regional ecosystems. Wild adult female indigo snakes are captured and maintained until they lay eggs and are then released. Eggs are incubated until they hatch. Hatchlings are then moved to Zoo Atlanta, where they … Continue reading "Indigo Snake Project"

Kori Bustard and Ethotrak Project

Where: Zoo Atlanta and other partner institutions in AZA Begun in 2007, the Kori Bustard Ethotrak Project was developed to promote standardized behavioral monitoring of animals in multiple zoos, enabling data collection on large sample sizes. The project currently involves about 15 zoos in the U.S. now managing kori bustards. Keepers or other trained observers … Continue reading "Kori Bustard and Ethotrak Project"