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Be my Valentine: animal kingdom style

Ah, Valentine’s Day. A whole day of the year dedicated to love. Most of the humans I have encountered have some strong opinions about Valentine’s Day. Some enjoy the idea of buying expensive gifts or dressing up and going out to celebrate with a fancy meal, maybe throw in a little karaoke and dancing too! Others … Continue reading "Be my Valentine: animal kingdom style"

These goats are made for walking

If you’ve been keeping up with the wonderful world of our petting zoo population, you’re likely familiar with Pickles, Avocado, and Wasabi. Our extremely precious Nigerian dwarf goat babies turn a year old THIS WEEK, but they’ve recently hit another exciting milestone: their first leash walk!  Walks around the Zoo are an exciting way to … Continue reading "These goats are made for walking"

The storied life of Ros the king vulture

An exciting thing happened this week in the Bird Department! Our own Queen B, Roswell the king vulture, laid an egg! Now, before you get too excited, Zoo Atlanta will not be hatching king vulture chicks anytime soon. Ros has a very colorful history, and has been living on her own for the last two … Continue reading "The storied life of Ros the king vulture"

“A chili plant and a bee stop an elephant from walking into a farm …”

You’re on the front porch of your home in a swing, and steam rises from a warm cup of coffee as the aroma of the beans hits your nose.  In the distance, you hear birds calling to each other.  The heat of the mug warms your aching hands. As you watch the sun set, you … Continue reading "“A chili plant and a bee stop an elephant from walking into a farm …”"


Santa makes his annual holiday stop at the Zoo on December 3 and 4 WHAT: Tickets are on sale now for Cookies with Santa – Santa’s annual stop in the home of more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Santa parks his sleigh in the Michael & Thalia Carlos Ballroom in Savanna Hall on … Continue reading "TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR COOKIES WITH SANTA"

Sven and the Mysterious Nutrition Kitchen

By Robert Amrhein, Keeper III Ambassador Animals Illustrations by Summit St. John, Ambassador Animals Intern One day two, fluffy, sheep best friends were just waking up from their afternoon nap and were thinking about what to do. That’s when Sven, a young excitable sheep, had an amazing idea! “Benson!” Sven exclaimed to his silly little … Continue reading "Sven and the Mysterious Nutrition Kitchen"

Skin: An Additional Tool for the Versatile Elephant Trunk

Zoo Atlanta is very proud to have partnered with doctoral student Andrew Schulz of the Georgia Institute of Technology on this groundbreaking study exploring the amazing mechanics of the elephant trunk.  Additionally, Zoo Atlanta’s Director of Research, Dr. Joe Mendelson, served on Andrew’s doctoral committee. Check out the article below from Jason Maderer of Georgia Tech … Continue reading "Skin: An Additional Tool for the Versatile Elephant Trunk"

Cooking out for conservation

Ahhh, sweet summertime – the season of pool parties, blockbuster movies, backyard barbecues and community cookouts. As we enjoy the culinary offerings at these events, we may not be thinking about our personal health (in fact, I’d encourage you not to). The beauty of a One Health perspective is that we don’t need to focus … Continue reading "Cooking out for conservation"

A One Health Approach to Skincare

Here we are in late spring / early summer! With the changing of seasons comes the changing of your skin’s needs. While a heavy-duty moisturizer is key for winter, a lightweight sunscreen is the star of summer skincare. However, regardless of the season, it’s important to ask yourself three key questions before choosing something from … Continue reading "A One Health Approach to Skincare"

The hardworking parenting of strawberry poison frogs

Hi! My name is Sam, and I am a member of the Herpetology Team here at Zoo Atlanta! Today I’d like to take you south of Atlanta to the humid lowlands and premontane forests of Central America where a very special, tiny creature lives. It is called Oophaga pumilio, commonly known as the strawberry poison frog! … Continue reading "The hardworking parenting of strawberry poison frogs"