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Conservation South Luangwa: Protecting elephants

In the eastern region of the country of Zambia, in southern Africa, lies the Luangwa Valley. This vast wilderness is home to iconic wildlife, including lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, and large herds of elephants. To preserve and protect this natural paradise, the South Luangwa National Park was established. South Luangwa National Park was established to … Continue reading "Conservation South Luangwa: Protecting elephants"


WHAT: Zoo Atlanta will host City of Atlanta and Fulton County Family Days presented by PNC on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13, 2023. On these two dates, residents of the City of Atlanta or Fulton County or employees of the City of Atlanta Government or Fulton County Government will enjoy free admission for … Continue reading "CITY OF ATLANTA AND FULTON COUNTY FAMILY DAYS PRESENTED BY PNC"

Panda Updates- Monday, July 31

Giant pandas have so many fascinating traits – including a trait that mature female pandas experience once a year, pseudopregnancy. Mel S. shares more: “The key part of the word ‘pseudopregnancy’ is, of course, ‘pseudo,’ which is Latin for ‘not genuine or false.’ What this means for mature female pandas is that their bodies still … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Monday, July 31"

A milestone a minute for Willie B. III

Hello! My name is Sherri, and I am a member of the Gorilla Care Team. I have been here at Zoo Atlanta just over three months, almost as long as our newest addition, Willie B. III! What a way to start a new job, right?! Although I have been working with gorillas for a couple … Continue reading "A milestone a minute for Willie B. III"


The Rollins Animal Health Center will be a new center of excellence for veterinary care, technology, and scientific collaboration ATLANTA – July 28, 2023 – In its newest phase of transformation, Zoo Atlanta has begun construction on a new veterinary complex that will redefine standards of excellence in zoo animal medicine, state-of-the-art technology, research, and … Continue reading "ZOO ATLANTA BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON VETERINARY COMPLEX"

Exactly how many ears do frogs have?

Ask any child what sound a frog makes, and you’ll get an adorable, enthusiastic croaked “Ribbit” probably matched with a hopping motion. Your kid pretty much got it right, except for the annoying reality that in nature there always are loads of exceptions. And frogs, like fish and insects, really have explored exceptional boundaries of … Continue reading "Exactly how many ears do frogs have?"

“Swinging” from feathers to scales

Amphibians, reptiles, and birds! Oh my! Earlier this year, Zoo Atlanta created their first Herpetology/Bird Department Swing Keeper role, and I was lucky enough to land the position. Being a Swing Keeper means that you “swing” between departments so that both areas get the little extra bit of help they need during the week. Now … Continue reading "“Swinging” from feathers to scales"


Two-day cultural heritage festival will feature live music, dance, and more from countries and continents around the world WHAT: Travel the globe with the return of Wild World Weekend, the signature two-day cultural heritage festival at Zoo Atlanta, on Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, 2023. The event will highlight the dynamic cultures of … Continue reading "TRAVEL THE GLOBE AT WILD WORLD WEEKEND"

Rounding Down Rattlesnake Roundups

Our most recent Conservation Blog introduced some of our amazing reptile-centric conservation partnerships (if you missed it, check it out here), including one of our most collaborative partnerships- the eastern indigo snake reintroduction project with the Orianne Society, Auburn University, and Central Florida Zoo.  We get it, snakes give some folks the creepy crawlies (or creepy … Continue reading "Rounding Down Rattlesnake Roundups"

Flamingo nesting season: A marvel of nature

The Chilean flamingo, scientifically known as Phoenicopterus chilensis, is one of the six flamingo species found worldwide. With its distinctive pink feathers, long neck, and slender legs, it is an unmistakable bird that commands attention. Endemic to South America, these flamingos inhabit various locations across Chile, including the high-altitude Andean lakes, salt pans, and lagoons. During … Continue reading "Flamingo nesting season: A marvel of nature"