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New Arrivals

Our Zoo Atlanta animal family continues to grow with a bevy of births and exciting new arrivals! Check out highlights below, and be sure to check back for more animal news!

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Willie B. III

Male western lowland gorilla born on April 24, 2023

In a joyous continuation of a true Atlanta legacy, Willie B. III was born to Shalia on April 24, 2023. He is the first offspring of dad Willie B. Jr. and is a grandson of the legendary late Willie B. Look for Willie B. Jr.’s troop in Gorilla Habitat 4 in our Ford African Rain Forest at temperatures of above 50 degrees.

Gorilla info

Olivia

Female Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth born on June 18, 2023

A Father’s Day surprise! An infant Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth was born to mom Nutella and dad Cocoa on June 18, 2023, and was named Olivia by a longtime friend of the Zoo. Look for the sloths in their cozy indoor environment at our Brazilian Outpost.

Sloth info

Chilean flamingos

Hatched early September 2023

Two Chilean flamingos hatched in early September 2023. Our Chilean flamingo flock is one of the most successful in North America, and these birds also represent one of the most cold-tolerant species at Zoo Atlanta – visible even on some of our coldest days of the year. Look for the chicks with the flock in Flamingo Plaza; they’re recognizable by their grey color.

Flamingo info

Nangka

Male Sumatran orangutan, arrived at Zoo Atlanta on September 8, 2023

Nangka arrived in Atlanta at the age of 4 months old on a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Orangutan Species Survival Plan® (SSP). When following his birth at the Sacramento Zoo on May 1, 2023, his biological mother did not provide appropriate maternal care, the SSP recommended that he move to Zoo Atlanta to join adult female Sumatran orangutan Madu, who has an amazing track record of adopting orangutan infants. This incredible supermom accepted Nangka, who has become her fifth adoptive infant. Look for this heartwarming duo at the orangutan complex in our Asian Forest on sunny days when temperatures are above 50 degrees.

Orangutan info

Wembe

Male plains zebra, arrived at Zoo Atlanta on September 26, 2023

Wembe has brought the stripes back to our African Savanna! Look for him in our mixed-species habitat, which is also home to giraffes and ostriches.

Zebra info

Dakari

Female southern white rhino, arrived at Zoo Atlanta on October 13, 2023

Dakari was recommended to join our herd by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan® (SSP). She has been introduced to female Kiazi, with whom she will spend time and have an opportunity to form a social relationship with before meeting male Mumbles in spring 2024.

Rhino info

Binturongs

Born August 31, 2023, to mom Bramble and dad Baloo

Zoo Atlanta’s first newborn binturongs – known as bintlets – were born on August 31, 2023. The bintlets, two males and a female, are still behind the scenes with Mom as they are not yet large enough to explore their outdoor habitat. 

Binturong info

Bob

Male Sumatran tiger, arrived at Zoo Atlanta on November 29, 2023

Bob was recommended to move to Atlanta by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP) and represents one of the most endangered species at Zoo Atlanta. While Bob will not be introduced to female Chelsea for breeding due to Chelsea’s geriatric age, it is hoped that he will have an opportunity to be paired with a younger female in the future. 

Tiger info

Zuri

Southern white rhino calf

Born to Kiazi on Christmas Eve, this youngster is the first southern white rhino ever born at Zoo Atlanta and is the first offspring of father Mumbles. 

Rhino info

Imara

Female plains zebra, arrived at Zoo Atlanta on December 27, 2023

Imara was recommended by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP) to move to Zoo Atlanta as a social companion for male Wembe, who arrived at the Zoo in September 2023. Named by the Zebra Care Team with a moniker meaning “solid” or “strong” in Swahili.

Zebra info