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Cognitive Bias

In our last blog post, we talked about some of the methodologies we use to study animal welfare. We often...
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Exactly how many ears do frogs have?

Ask any child what sound a frog makes, and you’ll get an adorable, enthusiastic croaked “Ribbit” probably matched with a...
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Assessing the big picture in animal well-being

In our last Animal Science Blog, we examined how observations can provide useful insight into animal behavior. Watching animals and...
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Quantity assessment in animals

When I first joined Zoo Atlanta, almost 20 years ago, one of the things I was excited about was the...
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The Real Stomachs of Steel: Vulture Microbiomes

We imagine that when envisioning the beauty of nature, vultures may not be the first image that springs to mind...
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Cognition in Reptiles

Reptiles just don’t get an even break in the public’s consciousness sometimes. For centuries, the public, and many biologists have...
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Why do binturongs smell like popcorn?

Of the 200+ species we steward here at Zoo Atlanta, binturongs are perhaps one of the least known. These adorable...
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The story of tadpoles

As a rule, one cannot make many generalizations about most aspects of reproduction in amphibians; their reproductive habits simply are...
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These goats are made for walking

If you’ve been keeping up with the wonderful world of our petting zoo population, you’re likely familiar with Pickles, Avocado,...
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The Guatemalan beaded lizard and its complete genome

Zoo Atlanta is renowned for our conservation breeding program for what is arguably the most endangered lizard species in the...
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