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Looking out for autumn hitchhikers

Hello everyone! And happy no longer false autumn! Now that the weather is getting into what we around here would consider the REAL fall, many of us have been in the process of moving our not-so-cold hardy plants back indoors for the season. When we do this, it’s a good idea to check for hitchhikers. … Continue reading "Looking out for autumn hitchhikers"


Santa makes a ho-ho-holiday stop at the Zoo on December 2 and 3   WHAT: Reservations are flying away faster than Santa’s sleigh for Cookies with Santa at Zoo Atlanta, coming up on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2023. Make plans now to bring the family for a personal visit with Santa and … Continue reading "RESERVATIONS GOING FAST FOR COOKIES WITH SANTA"

Making Change for Wildlife

What happens when you visit the Zoo? Maybe you get to see a type of animal you’ve never encountered before, or you might learn something new about a species you’ve seen many times. But did you know that you’re also making positive change for wildlife? That’s right! Each time you visit Zoo Atlanta, a portion … Continue reading "Making Change for Wildlife"


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!"

Talking about turacos

Today I’d like to spend some time talking about the turacos. You may have noticed these personable birds in our aviaries, hopping from branch to branch or making a variety of unique vocalizations. This group of birds belongs to the family Musophagidae. The family name is derived from the words Musa, the genus name for banana plants, and … Continue reading "Talking about turacos"


ATLANTA – February 15, 2023 – Jackie, the red panda at Zoo Atlanta, will soon be off on a new adventure at a new home. The 5-year-old male will be leaving Atlanta for Zoo Knoxville in Tennessee during the week of February 20, 2023.  Jackie’s move was recommended by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ … Continue reading "JACKIE THE RED PANDA WILL SOON DEPART ON A NEW ADVENTURE"

Be my Valentine: animal kingdom style

Ah, Valentine’s Day. A whole day of the year dedicated to love. Most of the humans I have encountered have some strong opinions about Valentine’s Day. Some enjoy the idea of buying expensive gifts or dressing up and going out to celebrate with a fancy meal, maybe throw in a little karaoke and dancing too! Others … Continue reading "Be my Valentine: animal kingdom style"

These goats are made for walking

If you’ve been keeping up with the wonderful world of our petting zoo population, you’re likely familiar with Pickles, Avocado, and Wasabi. Our extremely precious Nigerian dwarf goat babies turn a year old THIS WEEK, but they’ve recently hit another exciting milestone: their first leash walk!  Walks around the Zoo are an exciting way to … Continue reading "These goats are made for walking"

The storied life of Ros the king vulture

An exciting thing happened this week in the Bird Department! Our own Queen B, Roswell the king vulture, laid an egg! Now, before you get too excited, Zoo Atlanta will not be hatching king vulture chicks anytime soon. Ros has a very colorful history, and has been living on her own for the last two … Continue reading "The storied life of Ros the king vulture"

“A chili plant and a bee stop an elephant from walking into a farm …”

You’re on the front porch of your home in a swing, and steam rises from a warm cup of coffee as the aroma of the beans hits your nose.  In the distance, you hear birds calling to each other.  The heat of the mug warms your aching hands. As you watch the sun set, you … Continue reading "“A chili plant and a bee stop an elephant from walking into a farm …”"