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Panda Updates – Monday, July 12

Although giant pandas and red pandas are not closely related, they actually share some cool similarities. The word panda in...
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Panda Updates – Monday, June 14

Happy birthday to the one-and-only Jackie the red panda! Today we are celebrating his 4th birthday. The care team filled...
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Panda Updates – Monday, March 22

Hello! My name is Trish, and this is my first post as the newest member of the Panda Care Team...
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Panda Updates – Monday, February 22

On occasion we might switch things up and you will see a red flash on PandaCam rather than a black-and-white...
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Panda Updates – Friday, February 12

If you read our #KeeperStories and blogs regularly, you likely know that we do a lot of training around the...
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Panda Updates – Friday, January 29

I hope you all don’t mind that we are posting so much about Jackie lately. But, since he’s new to...
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Panda Updates – Monday, December 21

A question that we hear frequently is “How do animals move from one zoo to another?” It’s actually a complex...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, December 2

With the holiday season here, and the end of the year approaching, I’ve been reflecting on this past year. For...
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Panda Updates – Monday, November 30

The Zoo is abuzz with excitement about the arrival of our new red panda, Jackie! Zoo Atlanta teammates and guests...
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Welcome Jackie the red panda!

Zoo Atlanta is thrilled to welcome one of its most beloved species, the red panda, back to Atlanta. Jackie, a...
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Panda Updates – Monday, June 8

June 7 would have been Idgie the red panda’s 14th birthday. Even though we had to say goodbye to her...
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Panda Updates – Monday, April 6

We recently had to make the difficult decision to say goodbye to the smallest but mightiest of our panda family...
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Zoo Atlanta Mourns Loss of Beloved Red Panda Idgie

Zoo Atlanta is saddened to share the news that Idgie, the red panda at Zoo Atlanta, has died. The Animal...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, March 11

Did you know that both red pandas and giant pandas have pseudothumbs? Although they belong to different families (giant pandas...
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Panda Updates – Monday, January 27

Red pandas are listed as Endangered on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List. This is...
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Panda Updates – Friday, January 16

The IUCN Red List has the red panda (ailurus fulgens) listed as Endangered. Their populations are declining for a multitude...
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Panda Updates – Monday, December 9

The colder months are generally the busiest time of year for the Panda Care Team and the pandas in our...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, October 30

As animal care professionals, our top priority is making sure the animals in our care live comfortable and fulfilled lives....
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, October 23

When I first started at Zoo Atlanta as a keeper in Outback Station, I always made the time to say...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, October 9

I was recently reflecting on this past year since Idgie the red panda was diagnosed with arthritis. Idgie is doing...
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Panda Updates – Monday, September 16

Today I thought I would talk about red pandas and their role as an umbrella species and indicator species – a topic...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, September 4

Currently, there are two recognized subspecies of red pandas. They are a part of the family Ailuridae, and are actually...
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Panda updates – Friday, June 28

A very important part of visiting zoological organizations is to recognize that although the animals in our care are used...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, February 6

You may know that neither giant pandas nor red pandas can chew with their mouths closed, because their jaw muscles...
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Panda Updates – Monday, February 4

At Zoo Atlanta we are lucky to have an amazing group of Veterinary Team members as part of our Animal...
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Panda Updates – Monday, January 28

If you have visited Idgie the red panda in the last year, you will have noticed we made several improvements...
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Panda Updates – Monday, January 7

Did you know that red pandas were actually discovered by scientists before giant pandas? Due to their similar bamboo diets...
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Panda Updates – December, 12

We have a “secret” path we take when we feed and care for Idgie the red panda that is within...
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Zoo commits support to six conservation programs

Projects for beaded lizards, red pandas, pine snakes, African vultures and Georgia native birds will benefit from Zoo support. Zoo...
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Panda Updates – Monday, October 22

It seems as though Georgia has finally figured out it’s fall, and we have all been enjoying the cooler weather....
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Panda Updates – Friday, September 28

Having a camera to remotely monitor Idgie the red panda is the best thing since sliced bread! We have been...
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Panda Updates – Monday, September 17

The next time you visit, you may see someone we know everyone has missed. Last week we were able to...
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Panda Updates – Monday, August 27

Many people have been asking about Idgie the red panda, so I thought I’d tell you a bit about how...
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Panda Updates – Friday, June 15

Giant pandas and red pandas are both classified as carnivores; however, most people do not think of them as such...
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Panda Updates – Monday, April 23

Shoot season is upon us! This is everyone’s favorite time of the year, and Idgie the red panda is no...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, April 11

As the seasons change here in Georgia, so does the behavior of many of the animals here at the Zoo....
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What’s an enrichment liaison?

Hello all! A lot has changed since the last time I wrote to you guys. I still work in our...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, November 22

BIG shout-out to the Zoo’s Maintenance Team, specifically Joe, for their amazing job with red panda Idgie’s habitat renovations! Our...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, September 20

If you have been following the panda updates the past few weeks, you’ve probably read about our awesome new bubble...
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