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Zoos + conservation: indigo snakes

The eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi) is the largest non-venomous snake in the United States, with large adult males reaching...
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Saving icons of the longleaf pine forest

The eastern indigo snake is native to Florida, southern Georgia and southern Alabama. These non-venomous snakes are the largest native...
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A season for brumation

Have you ever wondered about where the reptiles go in the winter? I’m not talking about our reptiles here at...
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Eastern indigo snakes reintroduced to the wild

Zoo Atlanta is part of a partnership to restore an iconic species to its native range. A new chapter in...
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Reptiles are Everywhere

Hello everyone! My name is Gabe and I recently joined the Herpetology Team as a seasonal keeper. My first few...
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Keeper Stories – Thursday, March 23

Snakes! When I bring a snake out during an animal presentation, I usually encounter at least one person who’s a...
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Eastern Indigo Snake Conservation

Eastern indigo snakes have become endangered after years of persecution and habitat loss. Zoo Atlanta has helped raise more than...
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Reptile and Amphibian Research

Focusing on our diverse population of reptiles and amphibians, as well as working in labs and field sites around the...
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Keeper Stories – December 20, 2016

Hey all! Seasonal Keeper Hayley here from the Herpetology Department and wow, has it been a busy week! Winter hibernation...
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Indigo Snake Project

Zoo Atlanta is proud to partner with Auburn University and The Orianne Society on a project to help restore native eastern...
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Beastly Basics (grades K-1st)

K-1st grade
Explore the basic needs of plants and animals as students compare and contrast animal and plant adaptations and characteristics. ...
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Georgia Goes Wild (grades 3rd-4th)

3rd-4th grade
Georgia is a wild and wonderful state with a diversity of species found across the five regions....
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Endangered Species (grades 9th-12th)

9th - 12th grade
From tiny insects to colorful birds, exotic plants and mysterious mammals, the Earth is rich in biodiversity....
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Thursday, October 13

Hello all from the Herpetology Department! My name is Hayley Bryan, and I am a seasonal herpetology keeper here at...
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