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Willie B., Jr. and the formation of his troop

Hey there, it’s Cassie from the Gorilla Care Team with an update on Willie B., Jr.’s group! Can you believe...
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What is a hero?

“I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb.” – Robert Downey...
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Now open: IllumiNights at the Zoo

Atlanta’s newest seasonal experience will make its debut with a stunning visual celebration of the wonders of the natural world....
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Are jackalopes real?

We scientists don’t have much patience for myths, science fiction, or pseudo-science. Legends of Bigfoot irritate our rational sensibilities. But...
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How do reptiles adapt to a warming climate?

Howdy y’all, this is Noah from the Herpetology Department! There are some seriously awesome reptile and amphibian adaptations, and the...
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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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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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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, December 6

Giant pandas are able to hold and break down incredibly large pieces of bamboo. However, I am often impressed by...
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Panda Updates – Friday, December 3

Sometimes, you can only work on “giant panda time,” and that certainly included one recent morning! Lun Lun had slept...
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Milestones for Kiazi the southern white rhino

As you may recall from a previous Keeper Stories, Zoo Atlanta recently welcomed a new arrival: southern white rhino Kiazi!...
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Winter is coming

Hello, readers! I’m Josh, a member of the Bird Team here at Zoo Atlanta. I can’t believe that we are...
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Why zoos matter

One common thread in my interactions with our audiences is that many people believe that zoos exist to entertain an...
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It’s a deer … it’s a rabbit … no, it’s a mara! 

Hello! I’m Sarah, a member of the Outback Station Care Team here at the Zoo. My department is mostly known...
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Changing seasons with Ipa and Nema

With the change of the season, it’s time for an update on our favorite golden lion tamarin twins! Ipa and...
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