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Celebrating birthdays behind the scenes

Hello everyone! Last week was a busy one for Team B in the Primate Department as we celebrated FIVE birthdays!...
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Zoo Atlanta Mourns the Loss of Dumadi the Orangutan

The Zoo Atlanta community is shocked and saddened to share that Dumadi, a 13-year-old male Sumatran orangutan, was found deceased...
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Enrichment in all weathers

This year Mother Nature has presented us with some odd weather. Okay, the last several years we have had odd...
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The science of feeding

Hi everyone. Kaya here from the Primate Team. One of my favorite things to do when I’m at work is...
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Trick or (Sustainable Palm Oil) Treat?

If you haven’t noticed, we talk about palm oil a lot during October. That’s because Halloween is known for being...
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Orangutans and your Halloween candy

This is Brittney, and today’s blog post is all about Halloween candy and orangutans! How are they connected, you ask?...
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Why should you care about palm oil?

Malayan sun bears. Sumatran orangutans. Bornean orangutans. Sumatran tigers. Western lowland gorillas. Rhinoceros hornbills. Ring-tailed lemurs. Slender-snouted crocodiles. What do...
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Chantek

Chantek had a unique and engaging personality and special ways of relating to and communicating with those who knew him...
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An app saving animals from extinction

Have you heard of palm oil? If you’ve ever read the list of ingredients on the food you eat, you’ve...
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Save orangutans on your next grocery run

What is palm oil? Palm oil comes from the fruit of the African oil palm tree and is grown all...
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Behind the scenes with Biji

Zoo Atlanta is home to one of the largest zoological populations of orangutans in North America, with 11 individuals living...
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Studying gorillas in the Zoo and the wild

Unknown to most of our visitors, Zoo Atlanta has an active primate behavior and cognition research program, with scientists studying...
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Be a conscientious consumer this Valentine’s

Did you set a 2018 resolution to be a more conscientious consumer? If so, Valentine’s Day is the first big...
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The many faces of our primate area

Hello! Brittney, Seasonal Keeper from Primates here. Last time you heard from me I was talking about the difference between...
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Report from Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop

Hey reader, I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Orangutan Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Husbandry Workshop. And let...
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Why choose only sustainable palm oil?

What is palm oil? Palm oil comes from the fruit of the African oil palm tree and is grown all...
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A day with Keju

Hey there! I’m one of the Zoo’s newer Primate Keepers, and today I’d like to take you through a day...
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Beating the heat with the primates

It’s summertime, y’all! Or as I like to call it, only slightly hotter than the rest of the year, because...
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Primate Communication

The human voice clearly is a remarkable phenomenon. The anatomy of our throat and the cognitive abilities of our brain...
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Keeper Stories – Tuesday, April 4

It is amazing how fast time flies, especially as we see our young orangutans grow and develop! I can’t believe...
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Tuesday, January 31

Wild orangutans have incredibly interesting diets. They have been observed eating a wide variety of foods including leaves, bark, flowers,...
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Veterinary Research

The expertise of the Zoo Atlanta Veterinary Team benefits colleagues around the world.
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Madu

Madu serves an important role in the survival of her species by serving as an orangutan foster mother. Madu has...
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Primate Research

Zoo Atlanta has a diverse population of primates, with multiple species from every major primate group (i.e. lemurs, monkeys and...
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Orangutan Feeding & Keeper Talk (Habitat 2)

Be there for the orangutans’ afternoon fruit feeding and hear from an animal care professional – a great chance to...
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Orangutan Feeding (Habitat 1)

Be there for the orangutans’ afternoon fruit feeding– a great chance to see these incredible apes in action!
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Orangutan Learning Tree

Scientists have long wondered about the true nature of great ape cognition, and a groundbreaking project at Zoo Atlanta provides...
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Tuesday, October 18

Today we are celebrating a birthday! Sumatran orangutan Biji is 46 years old and is currently the oldest member of...
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Tuesday, January 12

  Well, so many great subjects have been talked about lately, where does one begin? Well, to go along with...
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