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Bird nerd: Beak geek!

A quick stroll around the Zoo can allow you to see the immense diversity of birds just by looking at...
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2020 was another banner year for research

Well, Zoo Atlanta had yet another banner year in producing major research publications in 2020! Our staff published 10 peer-reviewed...
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How to have a green New Year

Now that the red, blue, silver, and gold of the holiday season has faded, it’s time to focus on the...
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A year of animal highlights

COVID-19 brought an extraordinarily challenging year for Zoo Atlanta and other zoos and wildlife organizations around the world, but the...
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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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Panda updates – Monday, January 25

Lately it has been pretty funny to see what Ya Lun and Xi Lun do when we shift them into...
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Panda Updates – Friday, January 22

We talk a lot about the giant pandas “culming” bamboo, but what does that actually mean? Well, technically, nothing! “Culming”...
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Winter mornings in the Zambezi Elephant Center

January is usually a quiet time for us here in the Elephant Department, and since nobody is around to see...
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Panda Updates – Wednesday, January 20

I know when I first started working with the giant pandas, bamboo was simply bamboo, and it all looked yummy...
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Getting to know Kambera, Shalia and Amari

Hello there!  My name is Cassie, and I am the newest member of the Gorilla Care Team here at Zoo...
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Panda Updates – Friday, January 15

Red pandas are arboreal, meaning they spend most of their time in trees. They are perfectly adapted for life in...
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The power of reptilian flight

Hello everyone! When I first started writing this, I went down a pretty big rabbit hole as I wanted to...
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Conservation Connections – Saving Gorillas 

As I reflect on all that was 2020, I can’t help but recognize and appreciate the fact that this year gave us...
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