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Only Panda Twins In The U.S., Turning 3!

WHO: Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the only giant panda twins in the U.S., are turning 3 on Friday, July 15, and panda “besties” from near and far are invited to share the world-famous duo’s big day with special festivities and an exclusive discount on Zoo Atlanta admission. WHAT: Purchase one general admission ticket at … Continue reading "Only Panda Twins In The U.S., Turning 3!"

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"

Timor Python Found At Zoo Atlanta

The Timor python which escaped an outdoor enclosure in the Zoo’s behind-the-scenes Conservation Breeding Center on July 9, 2016, has been found by Zoo Atlanta staff on Zoo property and safely returned to its home. Teams at Zoo Atlanta began searching the Zoo and the Grant Park area for the snake on July 9. The … Continue reading "Timor Python Found At Zoo Atlanta"

On The Lookout For A Timor Python

Teams at Zoo Atlanta are on the lookout for a Timor python which escaped an outdoor enclosure in the Zoo’s behind-the-scenes Conservation Breeding Center on July 9, 2016. The animal was not housed in a public area of the Zoo. The Zoo teams continue to search the Grant Park area for the snake to safely … Continue reading "On The Lookout For A Timor Python"

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"

Update On Matilda The Eastern Bongo

WHO: Matilda, an 8-year-old eastern bongo at Zoo Atlanta, gave birth to a male calf during the afternoon of June 22, 2016, but the newborn did not survive. WHAT: In the hours following his birth, the calf did not get to his feet and begin nursing as expected. Bongo calves are generally able to stand … Continue reading "Update On Matilda The Eastern Bongo"

Fun At The Zoo: “Beat The Heat”

WHO: The official start of summer brings early birds an exclusive chance to save on Zoo admission while enjoying the unique opportunities of a brand-new season at Zoo Atlanta. Now through June 30, 2016, arrive at the Zoo before 10:30 a.m. and mention “Beat the Heat” to enjoy $5 off regularly-priced general admission. The limited-time … Continue reading "Fun At The Zoo: “Beat The Heat”"

Zoo Comes Alive

WHO: Wildlife is a spectacular muse, and art comes to life in the works of 34 artists at the Art Gone Wild Art Show and Sale, the finale of Art Gone Wild presented by Wilmington Trust, June 19 through June 26 at Zoo Atlanta. WHAT: Zoo Atlanta was transformed into an artists’ colony during Paint-Out … Continue reading "Zoo Comes Alive"

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"