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Zoo Atlanta mourns the passing of Choomba

The Zoo Atlanta family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Choomba, a 59-year-old female western lowland gorilla, on...
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Healthy new year!

Here at the Zoo, a new year means a new lens through which to explore our place in the wildlife...
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What does a zoological curator do?

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Wilson, and this is my very first Keeper Stories blog! I am the Associate...
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2022 Mabel Dorn Reeder Conservation Endowment Fund Programs

Zoo Atlanta announces a commitment of support for seven conservation programs protecting wildlife in Nepal, Congo, Cameroon, Brazil, Cambodia, and...
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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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How do reptiles adapt to a warming climate?

Howdy y’all, this is Noah from the Herpetology Department! There are some seriously awesome reptile and amphibian adaptations, and the...
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Protecting our endangered sheep

Hello! My name is Haley, and I am a keeper at Outback Station here at Zoo Atlanta. Before I came...
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Warthog piglets receive names

The 11-week-old warthog piglets at Zoo Atlanta have experienced their latest exciting milestone: receiving names. Meet Daphne, Penelope, and Eloise!...
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ZOO ATLANTA WELCOMES NEW WHITE STORKS

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 WILD ENCOUNTER PROGRAMS RETURN

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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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, January 12

When I reflect on the past year, there are a lot of amazing moments. Keeper Trish and I both started...
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LAST CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE ILLUMINIGHTS AT THE ZOO

The coming nights are the last chances to experience IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival, open most nights...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, January 5

Happy New Year! The pandas rang in the new year with special 2022 enrichment, and it was a big hit! Check...
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Panda Updates – Monday, January 3

Recently, Trish J. offered some tips on how to tell Ya Lun and Xi Lun apart. One of my favorite...
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A New Year’s commitment to sustainability

2021! What a year! I know many of us thought (or hoped) this pandemic would have come and gone by...
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Party planning for orangutans

Hey there fellow animal enthusiasts! My name is Caitlin McGarrity. I’m a new member of the Primate Team, working specifically...
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Hidden gems of the jungle

Hi there! I’d like to tell you about one of the prettiest snake species we have here at Zoo Atlanta!...
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