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Reservations are still available for the second Brew at the Zoo of 2021 on Friday, June 25. On the heels...
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The journey to piglets!

As you may have heard, on April 13, we had three warthog piglets born to Eleanor and Hamlet. To reach...
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Break for summer responsibly

Let’s talk about travel! Now that brighter (and warmer) days are ahead of us, you and your family or friends...
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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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Zoo Atlanta welcomes two exciting new members to its animal population: Betty and Vanna the white storks. The storks, who...
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Two of Zoo Atlanta’s popular behind-the-scenes programs have returned. Wild Encounters with African elephants and Aldabra tortoises are now available....
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Secrets of lion social structure

We get two very common questions about the lions here at the Zoo: 1: Is it natural to have three...
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What a year!

Hi-ya everyone! Elephant Keeper Caleb again! It’s hard to believe that next month is my one-year anniversary as a part...
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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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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, June 16

Hopefully you aren’t tired of seeing posts about Jackie’s birthday yet, because I have just one more for you! In...
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Panda Updates – Monday, June 14

Happy birthday to the one-and-only Jackie the red panda! Today we are celebrating his 4th birthday. The care team filled...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, June 9

Red panda tongues are very cute, but they also serve an important purpose. Red pandas use their tongues to check...
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New adventures in orangutan care

Hey everyone! My name is Emily, and I am the newest member of the Orangutan Care Team here at Zoo...
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Panda Updates – Monday, June 7

As we recently shared, bamboo shoot season was over for the year last week. It’s never long enough! Sigh. We...
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Warthog piglets’ first adventures in habitat!

The 7-week-old warthog piglets at Zoo Atlanta are embarking on their first adventures exploring their habitat in the Zoo’s African...
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Hail the hellbender

As we get ready to reopen the Georgia eXtremes building at Scaly Slimy Spectacular, you may notice a new animal...
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Lappet-faced vulture hatches at Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta is celebrating an exciting first in its history: the hatching of an endangered lappet-faced vulture chick. The chick...
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