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Giant Panda Research
Zoo Atlanta’s research program on giant pandas began in March 1997. Research is conducted both here at Zoo Atlanta and in China. The research in China is being conducted on captive animals at the Chengdu Zoo and the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Where: China Learn More
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"
Time To Name The Giant Panda Twins!
ATLANTA – November 21, 2016 – The 11-week-old giant panda twins born to Lun Lun on September 3 will soon reach one of their most important milestones yet – getting their names. The twins will be named on their 100th day of life on December 12, 2016, and fans around the world are invited to … Continue reading "Time To Name The Giant Panda Twins!"
Thursday, November 17
What does that “Animal off Exhibit” sign really mean? Most guests visiting the Zoo may find disappointment in an empty animal habitat, but many individuals are probably curious as to what that vacancy really means. Here are a couple reasons as to why one might see a sign apologizing for an empty habitat while touring … Continue reading "Thursday, November 17"
Tuesday, November 15
It’s that time of year again! Time for our annual Flamingo Roundup. Every year after breeding season, all the birds are due for their annual checkups. I will spend a majority of this week preparing for it. Behind the scenes, in the habitat’s corral, I set up large metal barriers to make four runs so … Continue reading "Tuesday, November 15"
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Leadership & Board
Leadership Raymond B. King President and Chief Executive Officer Cary S. Burgess Senior Vice President, DEI, Government & Community Affairs Russell Jacobs Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer Zoe Nieminen Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer Sam Rivera Vice President of Animal Health Wednesdá L. Furman Vice President of Human Resources Eric Hall Vice President of Facilities Jennifer Mickelberg Vice President of Collections and Conservation Jennifer Smith Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives Shawn Whitman Vice President of Membership and Guest Experience Richard Hezlep Senior Director of Marketing Tomson Karivelil Senior Director of Technology Staci Wiech Senior Director of Education ... Continue reading Leadership & Board