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Project Pollinator

While bees and other pollinators are under threat worldwide, their preservation needs to be addressed at local and community levels. Zoo Atlanta is dedicated to establishing and preserving safe habitats for bees and pollinators in the Atlanta community and focuses efforts on educating the public, a crucial first step in saving the bees.

Project Golden Frog

High in the mountains of Panama, the golden frog used to be able to be seen waving to other frogs in the cool streams. Unfortunately, this frog is believed to have been extinct in the wild since the early 1990s.

Giant Panda Conservation

This is Mei Lan. He was born on September 6, 2006, and was the first cub of Lun Lun and Yang Yang born at Zoo Atlanta.  As part of our giant panda loan agreement with China, in 2010, Mei Lan was sent to Chengdu, where he joined the resident population at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.  Since Mei Lan’s arrival in Chengdu, he has fathered his own cubs at the Research Base! 

Diamondback Terrapins Conservation

Ogden, one of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s diamondback terrapin patients who was hit by a car in 2011, was found nesting this year! This is just one example of the amazing work that the Center does and that Zoo Atlanta is proud to support.

Primate Research

Zoo Atlanta has a diverse population of primates, with multiple species from every major primate group (i.e. lemurs, monkeys and apes). We also have extensive collaborative projects with museums, zoos, and field sites worldwide, including the Great Ape Heart Project.

Giant Panda Research

The primary objective of this study is to quantitatively document the giant panda mother-cub relationship.

Elephant Research

The African elephant research projects at Zoo Atlanta are multi-faceted and diverse. Topics range from trunk biomechanics to social behaviors.