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A little extra appreciation

Hello there! This is Jenny from the Ambassador Animals Department. I have to say, there can never be enough gratitude...
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Zoo Atlanta welcomes southern white rhino

Zoo Atlanta received a 4,300-pound special delivery on May 20, 2020, with the arrival of the first southern white rhinoceros...
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Learn to Bird and Become a Conservation Hero

By Kimberly Rodgers and Abbi Maurer April showers bring May flowers … and birds! It’s time to come out of...
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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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Chasing new species

I spend a large proportion of my scientific career tracking down and formally naming species that are new to science....
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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, June 1

Giant pandas have super thick fur, so they are not very heat tolerant and don’t usually want to be outside...
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Panda Updates – Friday, May 29

Bamboo shoot season is definitely the pandas’ and the Panda Care Team’s favorite time of year! We’ve been offering the...
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Why can’t we be friends?

We as humans are a social species. Our need for close connections with other humans is something that most, if...
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Panda Updates – Friday, May 22

Giant pandas have very few natural predators. As adults, they are very strong, and with a jaw pressure high enough...
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Caring for Abu

As many of you know, Abu, our oldest giraffe, recently underwent an important medical procedure that required his hooves to...
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Ten facts to celebrate Chewie

One of the best parts of working with animals is watching the infants grow up into their own independent animals....
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PANDA UPDATES – Monday, May 18

Things have been fairly normal for the giant pandas since our last update. The pandas didn’t seem to notice the...
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Zoo Atlanta will reopen to the public on Saturday, May 16. As part of its commitment to the continued well-being...
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