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World’s second-largest tortoises

Hey everyone, If you have visited Zoo Atlanta recently, you may know that the giant Aldabra tortoises are currently enjoying...
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THE ZOO’S FIRST WATTLED CRANE CHICK

Zoo Atlanta celebrates another first for its bird program as the Bird Team continues to monitor the growth of the...
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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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Combating the illegal wildlife trade

The illegal wildlife trade: What’s the issue? The illegal wildlife trade is one of the biggest threats to conservation. This...
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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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Favorite projects while the Zoo is closed

Hey guys! Nadia here from the Hoofstock Team in the Mammals area! With the Zoo closed to our guests, I...
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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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Welcome back to school! 

Whether you are participating in virtual learning, in-person learning or a combination, we at Zoo Atlanta want to welcome you...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, August 5

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that life has been crazy this year. While we are all adjusting...
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Who are you calling a dummy?

If you have been keeping up with Zoo Atlanta’s social media, or have had the pleasure of visiting us recently,...
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Panda updates – Monday, August 3

Here you’ll see Ya Lun sitting in a special training space. This structure is very helpful because it is mobile,...
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Gearing up for World Elephant Day

It’s almost August! So that means the Elephant Care Team is gearing up for World Elephant Day, which is on...
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