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Sven and the Mysterious Nutrition Kitchen

One day two, fluffy, sheep best friends were just waking up from their afternoon nap and were thinking about what...
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Say ‘Boo!’ to zoonosis

Just in time for spooky season, you can now catch a glimpse of Casper at Zoo Atlanta! No, not that Casper. He’s...
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Reptile learning

Reptile learning and cognition – not something many people think of when they see an anole run across their garden...
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All about food

Hi everyone, it’s Claire from the Bird Team! Today I wanted to teach you about our birds’ diets. We’ve all...
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TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR ILLUMINIGHTS AT THE ZOO

Chinese Lantern Festival returns for the holiday season, with the splendors of nature in lights ATLANTA – September 22, 2022...
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Changing seasons at the Zambezi Elephant Center

It’s been a quiet week at the Zambezi Elephant Center. As summer (erroneously referred to as “the busy season”) winds...
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It’s called [sustainable] fashion!

Fall is just around the corner, and if, like me, you’re getting excited for crisp-weather fashion (knits, outerwear, boots… I...
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Zoo Atlanta’s new colobus baby

It’s Caroline from the Small Primate Team. You may have heard that we have a new Angolan colobus baby. This...
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ZOO ATLANTA WELCOMES CASPER THE BONTEBOK

New to the Zoo, his species represents a dramatic and unusual conservation turnaround Zoo Atlanta is pleased to welcome Casper,...
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LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS TO SIPPIN’ SAFARI

Sampling of more than 50 wines, a Spice Girls tribute band on the main stage, and more on September 17...
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Why do lions sleep so much?

If you pass by the lion habitat at midday, it’s a pretty safe bet you’ll find Hondo, Azizi, and Hatari...
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Dodos are gone, but who are their relatives?

When you think of animals that went extinct in the past few centuries, what animal comes to mind? Most likely...
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THE ONLY GIANT PANDA TWINS IN THE U.S. CELEBRATE SIXTH BIRTHDAY

Giant panda twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun turned 6 on September 3, 2022. On Saturday, September 10, the Panda...
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Panda Updates- Monday, September 12

It’s panda birthday season here at Zoo Atlanta! On August 25, Lun Lun turned 25! On Saturday, September 3, the...
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Biodiversity and Human Health

“There are worlds within worlds…Everything in our world is connected by the delicate strands of the web of life, which...
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ZOO ATLANTA WELCOMES MALFOY AND STRAWBERRY THE WRINKLED HORNBILLS

Endangered species is new to the Zoo with significant conservation messages   ATLANTA – September 8, 2022 – Zoo Atlanta...
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Birthday “cakes” for our hoofed friends

Hi everyone, I’m Kennedy, and I recently completed a rotation as a Seasonal Hoofstock Keeper here at the Zoo. I’m...
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The wonderful world of orangutan enrichment

Hey there fellow animal enthusiasts! Caitlin from the Orangutan Care Team, here to talk a little more about the enrichment...
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The joys of Anaka!

Hey y’all, and welcome to another addition of Keeper Stories. My name is Sara Fee, and I’m a Senior Keeper...
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From Outback to Carnivores

Hello! It’s Carnivore Keeper Adrianna here for today’s Keeper Stories! If you know a little bit about me, you know...
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It’s flamingo hatching season!

You know breeding season is in full swing when everything in the flamingo habitat is covered in mud, including the...
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The Mighty Pirate

Imagine you are dressed up like a pirate, eye patch and all, and you decide to visit the Zoo.  Would...
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A successful summer at Amy’s Tree Theater

I am beyond proud of our Wieland Wildlife Home Team this past summer season! Memorial Day weekend we debuted a...
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Vegetarian Cookbooks for the Plant-Based Curious

Hi Everyone! Brooke from the Public Relations Team here. If you’ve been following us for a while, you know we...
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Habitat updates for our scaly friends

Hi everyone!  It’s Kelly from Herpetology! Walking around the Zoo, you may have noticed some changes going on in the...
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What’s in a rhino horn?

Many of you already know that last year, our southern white rhinoceros Mumbles got a new companion! Kiazi arrived from...
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Celebrating World Elephant Day together

Hi everyone! Caleb with the Elephant Care Team here, once again! August 12 is World Elephant Day, an international event...
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Meet Avocado, Wasabi, and Pickles!

Hello! I’m Becky, the Associate Curator of Ambassador Animals. That means I get the privilege of working with the team...
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What is an extinction vortex?

Sounds like a bad 80s hair band, but it’s something far worse There are some things that are plainly true...
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The horn of the hornbill: what’s it for?

Hornbills are a fascinating group of birds. While these long-beaked animals might superficially resemble toucans, the hornbill family (Bucerotidae) is...
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GOLDEN LION TAMARIN DAY BRINGS A NEW COMMITMENT

Partnership with Golden Lion Tamarin Association is a continuation of a conservation success story ATLANTA – August 2, 2022 –...
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Skin: An Additional Tool for the Versatile Elephant Trunk

Zoo Atlanta is very proud to have partnered with doctoral student Andrew Schulz of the Georgia Institute of Technology on...
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Composting 101

Our last Conservation Blog gave some great pointers on how to eat sustainably this summer. This week, we’re keeping the...
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Quarters for Conservation: Vulpro

Hi, I’m Christina, Lead Keeper in Ambassador Animals and the Quarters for Conservation Champion for Vulpro, one of the three organizations benefiting...
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Resources and Social Structures in Juvenile Tortoises

A couple months ago, we posted a Research Blog outlining Zoo Atlanta’s longtime research partnerships with local universities. These partnerships...
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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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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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Panda Update- Monday, September 26

Enrichment looks a little different each day at the giant panda building, and that’s by design! Every day, we focus...
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