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Celebrating World Elephant Day together

Hi everyone! Caleb with the Elephant Care Team here, once again! August 12 is World Elephant Day, an international event...
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Busting elephant myths

Hey everyone! My name is Caleb, and I am with the Elephant Care Team at Zoo Atlanta. Whether it’s from...
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Tara and the tooth fairy

Hi there! My name is Kirby R., and I’m a member of the Elephant Care Team here at Zoo Atlanta....
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Wild Encounter: Elephant

No creature looms larger over the savanna than the African elephant, and you’ll agree when you come face-to-trunk with one...
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Elephant Swing Boom Fill and Keeper Talk

Hear all about the Zoo's elephants as the keepers fill one of the Zoo's innovative enrichment devices for the elephants....
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Specialized walkers

Hey all! Elephant Keeper Caleb here! With summer almost here, the Zoo’s elephants are spending less of their time inside...
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Elephant conservation is more vital than ever

A commitment to conservation is now more vital and timely than ever, given a recent change in the status of...
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Winter mornings in the Zambezi Elephant Center

January is usually a quiet time for us here in the Elephant Department, and since nobody is around to see...
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All in the family

Hey everyone! It’s Caleb with the Elephant Care Team here again! What do you think elephants, manatees, and rock hyraxes...
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TWO WILD ENCOUNTER PROGRAMS RETURN

Two of Zoo Atlanta’s popular behind-the-scenes programs have returned. Wild Encounters with African elephants and Aldabra tortoises are now available....
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Kelly Cameo

No creature looms larger over the savanna than the African elephant, and you’ll agree when you receive a virtual message...
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A day in the life of the Elephant Care Team

6:45 a.m.: Cool. For perhaps the only time in an Atlanta June day, the air is cool. I try to...
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What a year!

Hi-ya everyone! Elephant Keeper Caleb again! It’s hard to believe that next month is my one-year anniversary as a part...
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Msholo

Msholo is the only male elephant living at Zoo Atlanta and is easily identifiable as the largest of the three...
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Zoo Atlanta and Conservation South Luangwa

A key component of any successful conservation program is partnership. Zoo Atlanta is proud to partner with Conservation South Luangwa...
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Zoo Atlanta opens all-new African Savanna

All life is connected in one of Earth’s most legendary wild places. In the highly anticipated first phase of an...
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Kelly

Kelly is very social and active and enjoys spending time with and training with her keepers. She is socially dominant...
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Tara

Tara is the Zoo’s more laid-back and easygoing elephant. She enjoys participating in voluntary training with her care team but...
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Welcome African elephant Msholo

Zoo Atlanta welcomes Msholo, an adult male African elephant from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, to the Zambezi Elephant...
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Home Sweet Home!

Hi everyone! My name is Caleb, and I am the newest member of the Elephant Care Team. Today, I am...
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The Animals of the New African Savanna

Imagine the African savanna. Wide, open and flat expanses with tall yellow grasses. Sparse trees and shrubs dotting the landscape....
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The wellness benefits of mud

With the end of a nice, cool spring comes the beginning of summer and elephant mud baths – lots of...
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96 Elephants

Named for the number of elephants killed for their ivory each day, the campaign was launched by WCS in 2013...
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Animal Highlight: Elephants

Here at Zoo Atlanta, we are excitedly awaiting the opening of our new African Savanna! It will be home to...
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Sneak peek at the Zambezi Elephant Center

Join Elephant Program Manager Nate for a sneak-peek at the Zambezi Elephant Center and new African Savanna elephant habitat, opening...
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Exciting changes underway

If you’ve visited us recently, you may have visited on a day when what we call the “elephant bridge,” the...
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Project Research (grades 9-12th)

9th-12th grade
Students will utilize different research techniques and technology to better understand how research at Zoo Atlanta helps save wildlife...
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Zoo Atlanta presents “Protecting South Luangwa”

Rachel McRobb of Conservation South Luangwa speaks on efforts to protect elephants and other wildlife on April 23. Zoo Atlanta...
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I have the best job in the world

Hello. My name is Catie, and I’m a member of the Elephant Care Team. I’d like to tell you a...
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A transformation years in the making

Well, it’s 2019. This year, Zoo Atlanta will embark on an enormous adventure, the opening of the all-new African Savanna....
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How do you give an elephant a pedicure?

As the days turn colder and some of the animals at the Zoo spend more and more time indoors, the...
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Elephant Care Demonstration

Ranging from a bath, footwork, training session or simple feeding time, see how our elephant care experts take care of...
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How do elephants stay warm in winter?

As the weather cools and the leaves begin to fall, the elephant care team is often asked how the elephants...
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Keeper’s-eye view of a Grand New View

If you were to take a glance over the construction fence that runs parallel to the African Plains section of...
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Summer’s almost over …

We’re all pretty done with summer over here, except for the naked mole rats, of course; if it’s not hot,...
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Exciting new commitment to elephant conservation

Partnership with Zambia-based Conservation South Luangwa aligns with a new Conservation Strategic Action Plan. In a substantial new commitment to...
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Conservation South Luangwa

Our partnership with Conservation South Luangwa is a significant step toward a goal of increased leadership in African elephant conservation...
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Checking in with Kelly, Tara and the meerkats

As construction continues on their new habitat in the new Grand New View African savanna, the elephants Kelly and Tara...
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The amazing abilities of an elephant’s brain

My name is Catie, and I am the newest member of the Elephant Team here at Zoo Atlanta. One of...
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Nature’s engineers

Our good colleague, Dr. David Hu at Georgia Tech and his students are often at Zoo Atlanta. Setting up their...
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Caring for pachyderm pads

We recently celebrated World Elephant Day at Zoo Atlanta along with zoological organizations, conservationists, researchers and elephant enthusiasts all over...
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Amazingly Adapted

The African elephants at Zoo Atlanta enjoy spending time in the sun. Visiting the Mzima Springs elephant habitat in the...
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Secrets of Elephant Trunks

Let’s do a little experiment. Find a small piece of food around you, about the size of a hard candy...
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Keeper Stories – Tuesday, February 7

It’s been a quiet week in the elephant barn. Kelly and Tara are both doing well and seem to enjoy...
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Elephants for Africa

Elephants for Africa focuses its research on male African elephants in Botswana, home to the largest remaining populations of African...
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Elephant Research

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

Your vote can #changetheworld! How much will you and the Zoo do for wildlife this year? You decide each time...
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Thursday, November 10

Zoo Atlanta’s elephants have become acclimated to the Georgia weather. Their bodies naturally adjust to the change in seasons. As...
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Tuesday, January 26

  Being an elephant keeper can be messy work. If I stop anywhere on my way home, I’m treated with...
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96 Elephants

96 Elephants Ninety-six elephants are killed every day in Africa, and the U.S. is one of the world’s largest markets...
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