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2021 Zoo Atlanta Research Review

In 2021, Zoo Atlanta’s team published 11 peer-reviewed articles on various lines of our research programs and collaborations. This brings...
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Are jackalopes real?

We scientists don’t have much patience for myths, science fiction, or pseudo-science. Legends of Bigfoot irritate our rational sensibilities. But...
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Protecting the critically endangered species still with us

Every few years there is a frenzy in the media about efforts to use modern genomic technology to recreate long-extinct...
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The toads of Mexico

Recently I completed a complete draft of a manuscript that, essentially, I had been working on since 1989. It’s a...
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What’s happening in research at the Zoo?

Like every aspect of the Zoo’s operations, research activities have been greatly curtailed by the pandemic. Our primate behavior research...
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Snake scales are really cool!

Whew! Six years of work paid off last week with the publication of a big paper in the prestigious journal...
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2020 was another banner year for research

Well, Zoo Atlanta had yet another banner year in producing major research publications in 2020! Our staff published 10 peer-reviewed...
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New discoveries, right under your nose

Just when you think there are no surprises left in our animal-centered corner of the realm of biology, there certainly...
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What color is it?

A long time ago, I was leading a group of college students on a field trip to the Mojave Desert...
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More on “What is natural habitat?”

Picking up where we left off in last month’s Research Blog, in considering so-called natural habitats, I thought I would...
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