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9:30 am - 6:30 pm
LAST ADMISSION 5:30 PM
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Sunday, October 22

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The bacterial world of animals

Zoo Atlanta is not just about animals. Indeed, people are not just about people. Recent advances in analyzing genetic samples...
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Studying sand skinks in the scrublands

Sometimes the Zoo’s research does not take place at the Zoo. As part of our collaborative research on the biophysics...
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A Good Egg, Indeed

A wonderfully diverse and cross-disciplinary team published a paper this month in the mega-prestigious journal Science that really struck a...
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One Leg Up

Well, it certainly is one of the most frequent questions we get from guests at the Zoo: “Excuse me, but...
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What makes sense?

We can only know the world around us by the context in which we sense it, both as individuals or...
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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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How long is that snake?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions that a herpetologist hears. No doubt about it. Although I am...
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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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Venomous or Poisonous? 

Okay, it used to be simple for us biology nerds to distinguish “poisonous” organisms from “venomous” organisms. In lectures, I...
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Sun Bear Tongues and Frog Tongues

The animals at Zoo Atlanta represent so many opportunities for biologists around the world to learn basic information about, well,...
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