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Choomba

Choomba was a member of the founding group of gorillas who made up the origin of Zoo Atlanta’s gorilla program....
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Ozoum (Ozzie)

Ozzie, whose given name was Ozoum, was the last surviving member of the founding group of gorillas who made up...
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Ozzie, world’s oldest male gorilla, has died

The Zoo Atlanta family is heartbroken to announce the passing of Ozzie, the world’s oldest male gorilla, at 61. The...
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Willie B., Jr. and the formation of his troop

Hey there, it’s Cassie from the Gorilla Care Team with an update on Willie B., Jr.’s group! Can you believe...
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Update on Zoo Atlanta gorilla population

Zoo Atlanta has received presumptive positive test results indicating that members of its western lowland gorilla troops are positive for...
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Gorilla Training Session

Watch a training session in action at the Willie B. Gorilla Conservation Center. Learn what training entails, why we do...
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Gorilla Cam debuts with birthday celebration

The youngest western lowland gorilla at Zoo Atlanta, Floyd, turned 2 on Saturday, July 24, 2021. His father, troop leader...
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Zoo Atlanta Announces Launch of Gorilla Cam

Zoo Atlanta introduces wildlife watchers around the world to a unique opportunity to observe the natural behaviors and daily movements...
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Gorillas and humans: What do we have in common?

Hi Zoo Atlanta fans! It’s Ella here from the Primate Team, and I’d like to tell you guys a little...
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Happy 60th birthday, Ozzie!

Father’s Day brings a major milestone for one of the most treasured members of the Zoo Atlanta population. At 60,...
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Browse away!

Hi everyone, it’s Sara Fee in Gorillas again! I started at Zoo Atlanta about two years ago, which is also...
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Try “Charlie’s Choice” at Brew at the Zoo

Time is running out for reservations for the first Brew at the Zoo of 2021, kicking off on Thursday, May...
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Update on Machi the gorilla!

Zoo Atlanta recently welcomed back one of our gorilla legends, Machi. We have received such great support from the community...
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Welcome Machi the gorilla back to Atlanta!

Zoo Atlanta welcomes Machi, a 45-year-old female western lowland gorilla, back to her hometown. Machi arrived in Atlanta on March...
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Caring for gorillas in their golden years

At Zoo Atlanta, we have gorillas of all ages, from 1-year-old Floyd to Ozzie, who’s turning 60 this year. As...
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Zoo Seekers

Spark your curiosity and discover the surprising ways humans and animals are connected to the world around us in this...
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Getting to know Kambera, Shalia and Amari

Hello there!  My name is Cassie, and I am the newest member of the Gorilla Care Team here at Zoo...
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Welcome Amari, Kambera and Shalia!

While he doesn’t know it yet, the only son of Zoo Atlanta’s most famous gorilla is about to embark on...
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A holiday for an animal care professional

Hello everyone, Courtney here from the Gorilla Care Team wishing you and all your loved ones a safe and happy...
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Ivan – Wild Within

Students will have the opportunity to see photos and video and hear recorded stories about Ivan’s upbringing and time at Zoo Atlanta.  ...
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Great Ape Heart Project wins Research Award

The Great Ape Heart Project based at Zoo Atlanta has received the prestigious 2020 Research Award with Top Honors from...
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Distance training in the time of COVID

Hi everyone, it’s Sarafee with another edition of Zoo Atlanta’s Keeper Stories! I’m a Senior Keeper on the Gorilla Care...
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ZOO ATLANTA LAUNCHES VIRTUAL ART GONE WILD

Zoo Atlanta has partnered with Sips n Strokes to offer an interactive experience that people of all ages and all...
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Guess who’s who?

Hello everyone, my name is Sam and I am the newest member of the Primate Team here at Zoo Atlanta....
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GORILLA AT THE ZOO ENJOYS FIRST BIRTHDAY

Floyd the western lowland gorilla turned 1 on July 24, 2020. The Gorilla Care Team at Zoo Atlanta celebrated early...
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What big teeth you have!

Hello everyone, it’s Gorilla Care Team member Allie again, and I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. Today,...
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Foraging enrichment

Hello! It’s Courtney from the Primate Team! I would first like to say how nice it is to see guests...
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A new chapter for three bachelor gorillas

Three bachelor western lowland gorillas from Zoo Atlanta will soon leave Atlanta for a new home at a new zoo....
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Behind the scenes with the gorillas

COVID-19 has forced all of us to make many lifestyle changes. It has even affected the way we at the...
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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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What it means to be an accredited zoo

Hello everyone! It’s Allie here, and I’m a member of the Primate Team here at Zoo Atlanta. I’d like to...
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A dynamic, passionate and hardworking team

Hey everyone, my name is Sara Fee and I’m a Senior Keeper working with the gorillas in the Primate Department....
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Great Ape Heart Project awarded fourth IMLS grant

Grant is largest show of federal support to date for the effort to target cardiac health in gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees...
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The wild world of enrichment

Hello everyone, it’s Courtney from the Primate Team! I cannot believe it is already November. So much has happened this...
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Taking time to observe gorillas

Hello, it’s Allie, a member of the Primate Care Team. Have you ever noticed the way our 3-year-old gorilla, Mijadala,...
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Introducing Floyd!

World Gorilla Day was also naming day for the youngest member of the western lowland gorilla population at Zoo Atlanta....
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Ozzie and the “Golden Girls”

If you are regular guests of Zoo Atlanta, you are probably familiar with our geriatric gorillas, Ozzie and Choomba, who...
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World Gorilla Day

September 24 will also be the naming day for the youngest member of the Zoo’s gorilla population. Zoo Atlanta joins...
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Help name the infant gorilla

Submit names online and support gorilla conservation ahead of naming day on World Gorilla Day. World Gorilla Day will bring...
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Exploring bachelor gorillas’ social behaviors

Many of you have had the opportunity to observe our gorilla bachelor group of Mbeli, Kal and Gunther grow up...
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The adaptations that make gorillas special

Hello Zoo people! My name is Allie, and I am a member of the Gorilla Care Team here at Zoo...
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WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA BORN AT ZOO ATLANTA

Lulu, a 19-year-old western lowland gorilla, gave birth to an infant on July 24, 2019. The newborn is Lulu’s second...
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Jasiri’s new chapter

This year has been an eventful one for the gorillas and their care team. In fact, for the past several...
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Jasiri the gorilla begins a new chapter

Jasiri, a 21-year-old male western lowland gorilla born at Zoo Atlanta, is ready to begin an exciting new chapter in...
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Creature Classification (grade 5th)

5th grade
Explore the five vertebrate classes to understand how scientists classify living things.
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Gorilla Egg Hunts and More

Animal enrichment is egg-sighting on Saturday, April 20. Enrichment is a year-round aspect of animal care at Zoo Atlanta, but...
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Seeing a gorilla ultrasound

Hello everyone! My name is Martie, and I am a seasonal keeper on the Primate Care Team. During my time...
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Lulu the western lowland gorilla is expecting

Summer delivery will mark the 24th gorilla birth in the Zoo’s Ford African Rain Forest. Lulu, a 19-year-old western lowland...
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2018 was a banner year for research

Zoo Atlanta had yet another banner year in producing major research publications in 2018! Zoo Atlanta and colleagues have now...
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My road to a career with animals

Happy Tuesday! My name is Kaya, Primate Keeper II here at Zoo Atlanta. I can primarily be found working with...
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Animal Highlight: Gorillas

Zoo Atlanta proudly cares for one of the largest populations of western lowland gorillas in the United States. The gorillas...
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Working together to save gorillas

Well hello there! My name is Allie, and I am currently a Primate Seasonal Keeper here at Zoo Atlanta. Today,...
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Shamba

A mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she leaves an extraordinary legacy for her critically endangered species, with more than 30 descendants...
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Have you heard about coltan?

Are you asking Santa for a new cell phone this year? It is time for an upgrade after all. You...
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Gorillas get their flu shots, too

Hello everyone, my name is Courtney Meyer, and I am a member of the gorilla care team here at Zoo...
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Help save gorillas by recycling cell phones

Hello! I’m Allie, a Seasonal Primate Keeper. I have the pleasure of telling you guys about our beloved western lowland...
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Zoo Atlanta joins global celebration of gorillas

Second-annual World Gorilla Day unites people around the world in highlighting conservation action. Zoo Atlanta observes World Gorilla Day on...
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Growing up with Mijadala

Can’t get enough of baby gorilla Mijadala? Neither can we! As she is nearing her second birthday (September 18), we...
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The Ford African Rain Forest turns 30

The 1988 opening of The Ford African Rain Forest was a landmark event for Zoo Atlanta and for the city...
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Gorillas on the move

Mbeli, Kali and Gunther will soon start a new chapter at a new zoo Three bachelor western lowland gorillas from...
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Celebrating The Ford African Rain Forest

One of the Southeast’s most anticipated black-tie galas celebrates one of North America’s largest populations of western lowland gorillas at...
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Warming up for spring

Although it has not felt it so far, we have hit springtime here in Atlanta. With spring supposedly comes warmer...
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Spring Break must-dos at the Zoo

Week kicks off with Gorilla Egg Hunts and More on March 31. Spring Break Week kicks off with a favorite...
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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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Milestones with Mijadala

Hey everyone, my name is Sarah and I’m a member of the gorilla care team. If you’ve visited us recently,...
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Pioneering research in gorilla behavior

We have a guest blogger for this posting! Our intrepid Primate Cognition Intern, Liam Kelly, has prepared a summary focusing...
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The specialized care of bachelor gorillas

You may or may not know that Zoo Atlanta is home to one of the largest western lowland gorilla populations...
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Tool use in gorillas

Hello, everyone! I’m Courtney, a gorilla caregiver, here to tell you about some of the tool-use skills our gorillas have...
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A year in review

Wrapping up the research year around Zoo Atlanta, I’d like to thank the readers out there who have been reading...
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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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Giving thanks for our amazing Zoo team

Hey there, everyone! I’m Shay, one of the gorilla care staff here at Zoo Atlanta back for another Keeper Story....
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Remembering Shamba

The Zoo Atlanta family is saddened to announce the passing of Shamba, a 58-year-old female western lowland gorilla. Shamba, the...
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Caring for primates in inclement weather

While we prep for inclement weather at our homes, we also do so at the Zoo. As animal care professionals,...
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Celebrate the first-ever World Gorilla Day

Zoo Atlanta joins the global conservation community in celebrating the first-ever World Gorilla Day on Sunday, September 24, 2017. World...
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Mija is turning 1!

Hello again everyone! I wanted to let you all know that we have a special birthday coming up in the...
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The Gorilla Species Survival Plan

Hey there, everyone! My name is Shay and I’m one of the new keepers in our Primate Department, specifically in...
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Gorilla Enrichment

Here are the Zoo, everything we keepers do is for the animals. We try to make decisions based on their...
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Gorilla Dads

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah, and I am a gorilla keeper here at Zoo Atlanta. When you think of...
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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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Keeper Stories – Tuesday, May 16

Now that we are well on our way to summer, guess what time it is? That’s right, it’s browse time!...
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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 18

Hey everyone! My name is Bailey Cheney, and I’m one of the newest people on the primate staff right now....
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Willie B.

A legend in his own time, remembered fondly by generations of Atlantans, and an icon of the transformation of Zoo...
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Ivan

Every life at the Zoo is a story worth sharing, but his story was once told so widely and passionately...
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Keeper Stories – Tuesday, February 28

I think one of my very favorite things about working with animals is the ability to work with individuals throughout...
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Meet Mijadala

Proceeds raised from her naming will benefit field conservation programs for wild gorillas The infant born to western lowland gorilla...
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Vote to name Zoo Atlanta’s baby gorilla

Vote to name Zoo Atlanta’s baby gorilla, and case a vote for a change for her species Naming will benefit...
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Veterinary Research

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

Taz is the father of twins Kali and Kazi, Macy B., Gunther, Henry, Merry Leigh, Andi, Anaka, Mija and Floyd....
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Kudzoo

Kudzoo was the firstborn offspring of Willie B. Like her mother Choomba, she has a dominant personality and a bit...
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Willie B., Jr. (Kidogo)

Willie B., Jr. is the only male offspring of his famous late father, and he’s an exact likeness of Willie...
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Anaka

A grandchild of the legendary late Willie B., Anaka was the 22nd gorilla born in The Ford African Rain Forest....
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Keeper Stories – Tuesday, January 3

Move over Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence, there are some new celebs on the block! Okay, so our great apes...
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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Zoo Atlanta provides pro-bono space, resources and other support for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, our longtime partner in...
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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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Keeper Stories – Tuesday, December 27

Hello, everyone! The holidays came and went so quickly, didn’t they? We here at Zoo Atlanta love to take in...
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Keeper Stories – Thursday, December 15

Ho Ho Ho! Happy Holidays, readers! It’s been a great year here at Zoo Atlanta, especially in the Primate Department....
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Gorilla Feeding (Habitat 1)

Watch a keeper give the gorillas their afternoon fruit, and learn more about their care – a perfect chance to...
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Gorilla Feeding (Habitat 3)

Watch the gorillas get their afternoon fruit – a perfect chance to see the troop on the move.
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Gorilla Keeper Talk and Feeding (Habitat 1)

Watch a keeper give the gorillas their afternoon fruit, and learn more about their care – a perfect chance to...
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Tuesday, August 2

Guess what, everyone … it’s my birthday today! I’m looking forward to celebrating the day with lots of tasty food...
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Tuesday, June 14

Well, it’s summertime again, and we all know what that means in the South: It’s getting warm! We all try...
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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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