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Chilean Flamingo Banding Project

Since 2007, Zoo Atlanta has supported a flamingo banding project in Bolivia. Bolivia is home to three species of wild flamingos: the Andean flamingo, the Puna flamingo and the Chilean flamingo, which is the species we have here at the Zoo. Most people think of flamingos as being very tropical, but these species are actually … Continue reading "Chilean Flamingo Banding Project"

Quarters for Conservation

Your vote can #changetheworld! How much will you and the Zoo do for wildlife this year? You decide each time you visit Zoo Atlanta! Introducing Quarters for Conservation, our permanent commitment to sending a portion of every Zoo ticket to field conservation programs for species in need. New in 2016: 25 cents from every general … Continue reading "Quarters for Conservation"

100 Day Naming Celebration

The giant panda twins’ 100 Day Naming Celebration Monday, December 12, 2016 Be there when Cub A’s and Cub B’s names are revealed on their 100th day on December 12. Join us on the Grand Patio at Zoo Atlanta to be part of the big news! 9:30 a.m. – Entertainment – Wesley International School Choir … Continue reading "100 Day Naming Celebration"

Keeper Stories – Thursday, December 8

Have you ever wondered what happens when Zoo Atlanta receives a new animal? Where does that animal go? How do we introduce it to its new friends? Well, you have come to the right place, because the Zoo Atlanta Bird Department is very good at introducing new animals to their habitats. We get most of … Continue reading "Keeper Stories – Thursday, December 8"

Revealing of twin pandas names!

Giant panda twins’ names to be revealed at 100 Day Celebration on December 12 In one of their biggest milestones yet, the giant panda twins at Zoo Atlanta will receive their names at their 100 Day Naming Celebration on Monday, December 12, 2016. Zoo Atlanta invited fans around the world to vote on one of … Continue reading "Revealing of twin pandas names!"

Tuesday, December 6

Hello, everyone! My name is Emily, and I have been here at Zoo Atlanta for the past eight months working as a keeper in the Zoo’s Program Animals Department at Wieland Wildlife Home. I am a Jersey native who had never been to Georgia before, and I can say I have loved every minute of … Continue reading "Tuesday, December 6"

Thursday, December 1

Hello everyone, my name is Char, and I have just completed my first month here at Zoo Atlanta in the Herpetology Department. If anyone is wondering what herpetology is – it is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Not only have I just finished up with my first month at the Zoo, but also my … Continue reading "Thursday, December 1"

Featured Animal

 Panamanian Golden Frog Scientific Name: Atelopus zeteki Conservation Status: Critically endangered Where to see them: Scaly Slimy Spectacular Fun Facts: Golden frogs produce toxins in their skin that make them noxious meals for predators. Golden frogs are sexually dimorphic. The females of this species are up to twice the size of an average male. Females … Continue reading "Featured Animal"

Tuesday, November 29

Hello from the Mammal Department! I hope that everyone had a fun and safe holiday last week. Although the Zoo was closed for Thanksgiving Day, many keepers reported to work bright and early at 7 a.m. to take care of the Zoo’s animal residents. Personally, holidays are some of my favorite days to work. While … Continue reading "Tuesday, November 29"

Friday, November 25

This month I have been getting cross-trained at the World of Wild (WOW) Theater presented by Georgia Natural Gas. My primary job is at Wieland Wildlife Home, where I work with all sorts of species from reptiles, to mammals, to invertebrates, but recently it has been all about the birds. One bird I have been … Continue reading "Friday, November 25"