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The original “hall monitor”

Hi everyone! Since you aren’t able to visit him right now, I wanted to share some facts about Rinca, our...
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What’s it like when the Zoo’s closed?

With all the uncertainty going on in the world right now, one thing that is certain is that COVID-19 is...
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Wisely Using Water

If all the grocery store madness we’ve seen lately is any indication – water is a very valuable resource! We...
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Chasing new species

I spend a large proportion of my scientific career tracking down and formally naming species that are new to science....
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Boo at the Zoo presented by Georgia Natural Gas

Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns on October 19, 20, 26 and 27. Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival...
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First steps in training

Hello! My name is Megan, and I am one of the newest keepers on the Ambassador Animals Team. Today, I...
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Training with Sven and Olaf

Hi everyone, I am baa-aa-ack again welcoming some new animals to our area! If you saw my recent #TakeoverTuesday, I...
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Hatchling diamondback terrapins arrive

Annual “terrapin swap” is part of an effort to protect a Georgia native species. The 25 hatchling diamondback terrapins now...
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Green blood?!

In our mammal-oriented existence, as mammals ourselves, it’s easy to get lazy and assume that all animals function like some...
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Keeping cool with summer fun

Tuesday, July 3 Making sure the animals here at Zoo Atlanta stay cool and hydrated is a major part of...
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‘Tis the season

From kori bustards on the east side of the Zoo to blue cranes on the west side, eggs/incubation on the...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, March 25

During this temporary period when the Zoo is closed, between extra projects, cleaning and training, we are still making sure...
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Zoo Atlanta Mourns the Loss of Dumadi the Orangutan

The Zoo Atlanta community is shocked and saddened to share that Dumadi, a 13-year-old male Sumatran orangutan, was found deceased...
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Hi from the herd!

Hey everyone! My name is Wendy, and I am a member of the care team in the petting zoo. I’m...
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