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Tuesday, July 12
You know breeding season is in full swing when everything in the flamingo habitat is covered in mud. This includes the flamingos! It is a sight we were getting a little worried we wouldn’t see this year. There are 56 flamingos in our flock, and they are one of the best breeding flocks in the … Continue reading "Tuesday, July 12"
Tuesday, June 28
Birds come in all different shapes, colors, sizes … and personalities. Some of our birds here at Zoo Atlanta are real characters. Getting to know different animals’ personalities is a really rewarding part of being a keeper, but it can also be extremely frustrating to work with birds who like to break the rules. A … Continue reading "Tuesday, June 28"
Thursday, June 16
I have been a part of the Birds and Program Animals Team for the entirety of my three-year tenure at Zoo Atlanta. More specifically, the majority of my time has been devoted to care of our bird collection. This has given me the opportunity to work with birds of all types, from Chilean flamingos to … Continue reading "Thursday, June 16"
Tuesday, June 14
Well, it’s summertime again, and we all know what that means in the South: It’s getting warm! We all try to do things to keep cool in the summertime. We wear cooler clothing, swim in pools, and use fans. Here at Zoo Atlanta, we spend lots of time making sure we do our best to … Continue reading "Tuesday, June 14"
Thursday, June 9
Spring seems to have skipped on by, and we’re now moving into the Hotlanta summer! What does that mean for the animals in the Herpetology collection? Well, for many, it means that it is breeding and egg-laying season. Many of our female chelonians (turtles and tortoises to most folks) are out and about in their … Continue reading "Thursday, June 9"
Tuesday, May 31
Many of you may remember that earlier this year, Julius, one of our ringtailed lemurs, was ill. Fortunately, with a lot of supportive treatment from our vet staff and keepers, Julius pulled through and is currently doing great. In order to get our whole group back together, we had to first wait until the yard … Continue reading "Tuesday, May 31"
Thursday, May 19
On April 30, we celebrated Save the Rhino Day at the Zoo. We had a great turnout, with lots of interested guests and button donations that went to Save the Survivors. Save the Survivors is an organization in Africa that cares and looks after rhinos that have been victims of poaching. The reason we have … Continue reading "Thursday, May 19"
Tuesday, May 17
If you ask any of us carnivore keepers here at Zoo Atlanta about Logan, our fossa, we generally start gushing about how awesome and handsome he is. We may be a bit biased, but we like to think that he is one of the absolute coolest animals at the Zoo. However, we realize that you … Continue reading "Tuesday, May 17"
Thursday, May 12
I’m a recent addition at Zoo Atlanta and have been a Seasonal Keeper with Birds and Program Animals at the World of Wild Theater for the last month. I worked mostly with dogs prior to joining the Zoo, so this has been a bit of an adjustment. Fortunately, I have a background in animal training, … Continue reading "Thursday, May 12"
Tuesday, May 3
Warmer weather and the official arrival of spring means one major thing here in the Bird Department: mating season! But before any of this can happen, mates need to be chosen. Since it is generally the female’s choice, it’s up to the males to strut their stuff and show off how fit they are. Birds … Continue reading "Tuesday, May 3"