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A holiday for an animal care professional

Hello everyone, Courtney here from the Gorilla Care Team wishing you and all your loved ones a safe and happy...
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Welcome Jackie the red panda!

Zoo Atlanta is thrilled to welcome one of its most beloved species, the red panda, back to Atlanta. Jackie, a...
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New discoveries, right under your nose

Just when you think there are no surprises left in our animal-centered corner of the realm of biology, there certainly...
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Sustainable Choices: What You Eat

It can sometimes be overwhelming to read the news and see the damage being done to our planet. The destruction...
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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, November 23

Lately I’ve been writing about panda-related research: why giant pandas may have their particular black-and-white patterning and how their eye...
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Meeting challenges head-on

Hi there! It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, but I wanted to this month to talk about a great opportunity...
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Celebrating our first sunbittern chick

Today, I am coming to you from The Living Treehouse to introduce one of its newest occupants.  We have a...
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Panda Updates – Friday, November 13

Last week, I wrote an update about how research has shown that giant pandas have the ability to distinguish between...
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Hamlet and Eleanor: A love story

Hi everyone! My name is Amanda B., and I am on the Warthog Care Team! If you have not already...
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A lasting tribute to a special individual

Hi Zoo Atlanta fans, Primate Team members Brittney and Lynn here, and we just wanted to share with you something...
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Panda Updates – Monday, November 9

Recently while the Panda Care Team was cleaning the glass that separates the dayroom from one of the outdoor spaces,...
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Panda Updates – Friday, November 6

People often ask us how to tell Ya Lun and Xi Lun apart, and our go-to answer is to look...
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