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Managing birds in mixed-species aviaries

Hello everyone! Kyle here from the Bird Team! A lot of you who have gotten to visit our Zoo have...
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UPDATE ON GORILLA POPULATION — SEPT 17

Update on our western lowland gorilla population: As a follow-up to the news we shared on Friday, September 10, about...
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Trading turtles and tortoises 

“Suitcase Filled with 185 Live Baby Tortoises Wrapped in Plastic Discovered at Galápagos Airport” – March 2021  “DNA Test Stops...
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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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The toads of Mexico

Recently I completed a complete draft of a manuscript that, essentially, I had been working on since 1989. It’s a...
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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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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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Training big cats for vaccines

Vaccines. At times it seems like that is one of the most common words we are all hearing these days;...
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Panda Updates – Monday, September 13

As mornings have become cooler, the Panda Team has once again been able to set up the outdoor habitats for...
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Update on Zoo Atlanta gorilla population

Zoo Atlanta has received presumptive positive test results indicating that members of its western lowland gorilla troops are positive for...
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Why zoos matter: Educate and take action! 

Why DO zoos matter? Why is it important, not only for humans, but also for the animals, to continue to...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, September 8

The final panda birthday for the season is coming up this week! Yang Yang, the Zoo’s adult male giant panda,...
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Rearing diamondback terrapins

Hi everyone!  It’s Kelly here again!  Boy, have I got some exciting news for y’all!  Next time you walk through...
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Happy 5th birthday, Ya Lun and Xi Lun!

Giant panda twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun turned 5 on September 3, 2021. The Panda Care Team celebrated early...
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