Generic filters
Exact matches only
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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...
Read More

Quantity assessment in animals

When I first joined Zoo Atlanta, almost 20 years ago, one of the things I was excited about was the...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

The story of tadpoles

As a rule, one cannot make many generalizations about most aspects of reproduction in amphibians; their reproductive habits simply are...
Read More

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,...
Read More

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...
Read More

Hamerkop Nest Deconstruction

Our hamerkops Hammy and Penny have moved into their “winter home!” As a native species to Sub-Saharan African and coasts...
Read More

How smart are Kunekune pigs?

Here at the Zoo, we’re honored to have some of the Earth’s most intelligent species in our stewardship. You may...
Read More

Connect With Your Wild Side #onlyzooatl