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Thursday, November 10
Zoo Atlanta’s elephants have become acclimated to the Georgia weather. Their bodies naturally adjust to the change in seasons. As discussed in previous elephant blogs, it can be difficult for elephants to release heat. While this makes cooling opportunities like bathing and wallowing critical to their well-being in the warmer months, this characteristic is quite … Continue reading "Thursday, November 10"
We’ve come a long way since opening our doors way back in 1889! Zoo Atlanta has changed dramatically since the earliest days of our Victorian origins, from the fascinating series of events that led to Atlanta’s first zoo, to the legendary Willie B., to the history of our giant panda program. We thank you for being part of the journey — our story is still being told!
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"
Zoo Atlanta offers a very active, exciting and progressive work environment. Our 40-acre facility, with more than 1,000 animals representing 200+ animal species, is one of Atlanta’s most visited destinations. If you have the desire to aid visitors in fulfilling an enjoyable experience, apply today. Working at Zoo Atlanta is a rewarding opportunity for staff … Continue reading "Careers"
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"
A Bamboo Bon Voyage To The Pandas
ATLANTA – November 3, 2016 – 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 3-year-old giant pandas left Atlanta in the early-morning hours … Continue reading "A Bamboo Bon Voyage To The Pandas"
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"