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Orangutan Learning Tree

Scientists have long wondered about the true nature of great ape cognition, and a groundbreaking project at Zoo Atlanta provides researchers and guests with an ongoing opportunity to observe the skills of some of the animal kingdom’s most complex problem solvers. Opened in 2007 through partnership with the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) and IBM, … Continue reading "Orangutan Learning Tree"

Tuesday, November 8

This past Saturday, November 5, Zoo Atlanta celebrated World Lemur Day. We had a great day full of activities and information. We had a table with coloring books kids could color and also take home to learn about lemurs. We had a poster puzzle in the shape of Madagascar with lemur facts and showed how … Continue reading "Tuesday, November 8"

A bamboo bon voyage

The first surviving giant panda twins born in the U.S. are en route to China  Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the first surviving pair of giant panda twins ever born in the U.S., are officially on their way to Chengdu, China, for a new home at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The … Continue reading "A bamboo bon voyage"

Thursday, November 3

Staff at Zoo Atlanta have a unique annual Halloween tradition sponsored by Georgia AAZK. The local chapter of AAZK, or the American Association of Zoo Keepers, is a membership association for animal care professionals like zookeepers. They help to advance excellence in the animal care profession. Members host the annual pumpkin carving and chili sale … Continue reading "Thursday, November 3"

Tuesday, November 1

Many of the zookeepers here at Zoo Atlanta belong to an association called the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) which is a professional association for animal caretakers. The Georgia Chapter of AAZK offers funding for keepers to take advantage of professional development opportunities. Recently, my coworker, Monica, and I were fortunate to have had … Continue reading "Tuesday, November 1"

Thursday, October 27

Remember Hurricane Matthew from a few a weeks ago? Well (as I’m sure you all are aware) the Georgia coast was hit pretty hard. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island had to evacuate many of their animals. Since Zoo Atlanta partners with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center in helping to rear young diamondback … Continue reading "Thursday, October 27"

Giant pandas are departing

Departure date set for giant pandas Mei Lun and Mei Huan 3-year-old twins will depart Atlanta for China on November 3  Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the first surviving pair of giant panda twins ever born in the U.S., will depart Atlanta on November 3, 2016, for the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding … Continue reading "Giant pandas are departing"

Thursday, October 20

Most people come to zoos to see our diverse animals, but have you ever thought about what goes on behind-the-scenes? For one, you have the keeper staff that directly care for the animals rain or shine, snow or sleet, holiday or not. We are the ones that get the habitats clean and ready for our … Continue reading "Thursday, October 20"

The twins’ big adventure

Mei Lun’s and Mei Huan’s next adventure Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Visit the 3-year-old twins before they embark on an important new milestone Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the first pair of surviving giant panda twins ever born in the U.S., will depart Atlanta later this year on their way to one of the most … Continue reading "The twins’ big adventure"

Panda twins turn 1 month old

The giant panda twins are 1 month old Tuesday, October 18, 2016 The giant panda twins born to Lun Lun on September 3, 2016, are 1 month old today. The duo has already surpassed a month of milestones, with many more to come. Currently known as “Cub A” and “Cub B,” the twins remain on … Continue reading "Panda twins turn 1 month old"