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Multitasking during colder temperatures

The days might finally be getting longer, but those temperatures are still on the chilly side, and here at Zoo Atlanta this gives us unique opportunities to do a little bit more “housekeeping” when the gorillas spend the colder days in their behind-the-scenes indoor areas. Hi, I’m Sara Fee, Senior Keeper on the Gorilla Care … Continue reading "Multitasking during colder temperatures"

Rule-breaking birds and felonious fowl

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 care professional, but it can also be extremely frustrating to work with birds who like to break the rules. … Continue reading "Rule-breaking birds and felonious fowl"

Milestones for Kiazi the southern white rhino

As you may recall from a previous Keeper Stories, Zoo Atlanta recently welcomed a new arrival: southern white rhino Kiazi! Kiazi recently finished her quarantine period, which is standard for all new arrivals here at Zoo Atlanta. Due to this quarantine period, Kiazi has yet to share space with Mumbles, the Zoo’s male southern white … Continue reading "Milestones for Kiazi the southern white rhino"

An exciting welcome to Kiazi!

Zoo Atlanta is excited to welcome Kiazi, our first female white rhinoceros, to the Zoo. Kiazi traveled from the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance in California. You may ask, how does one transport a rhino?  When over land, the safest method of transport is in a travel crate built to hold a rhino, which is … Continue reading "An exciting welcome to Kiazi!"

Welcome Kiazi the Southern White Rhino

19-year-old female from San Diego has been recommended to join male Zoo member Mumbles Zoo Atlanta received some very special cargo on October 11, 2021, with the arrival of Kiazi, a 19-year-old female southern white rhinoceros. Kiazi comes to Zoo Atlanta most recently from the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance in California. Her move to … Continue reading "Welcome Kiazi the Southern White Rhino"

The fascinating world of tongue-flicking

Greetings from the magical world of Scaly Slimy Spectacular! The prominent bifurcated (or forked) tongue of snakes – and even some lizards – is a hallmark of their anatomy. In fact, some people have become so infatuated with the split tongues of snakes, they have surgically modified their own tongues to resemble them. Of course, … Continue reading "The fascinating world of tongue-flicking"

Meet the Eastern Pilbara spiny-tailed skinks!

If you’ve looked closely in Scaly Slimy Spectacular recently, you may have noticed that our rough knobtail geckos (Nephrurus amyae) have new roommates. These tiny little omnivorous lizards are Eastern Pilbara spiny-tailed skinks (Egernia epsisolus). Native to the Pilbara region of Western Australia, these skinks are part of the genus Egernia, which has been dated … Continue reading "Meet the Eastern Pilbara spiny-tailed skinks!"

A talking parrot?

One of the most frequent questions we get about our parrots at the World of Wild Theater is, “Can they talk?” We prefer to use the term “mimic” rather than talk, because we don’t know that they understand what words they are saying. We *do* know they have learned that if one of their care … Continue reading "A talking parrot?"

Welcome Jackie the red panda!

Zoo Atlanta is thrilled to welcome one of its most beloved species, the red panda, back to Atlanta. Jackie, a 3-year-old male red panda from Smithsonian’s National Zoo, is now exploring his new home in the Zoo’s Asian Forest complex. Jackie’s debut balances happy news with what had been one of Zoo Atlanta’s sadder announcements … Continue reading "Welcome Jackie the red panda!"

Soaking up the sun with birds

Picture this: It’s been raining consistently for the last three days. The sky has been gray for who knows how long, and the forecast only predicts more rain. With the rain, comes a chill in the air that makes a cool day colder, perhaps leaving you with a chill you can’t seem to shake if … Continue reading "Soaking up the sun with birds"