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Chilean Flamingo Banding Project

Since 2007, Zoo Atlanta has supported a flamingo banding project in Bolivia. Bolivia is home to three species of wild flamingos: the Andean flamingo, the Puna flamingo and the Chilean flamingo, which is the species we have here at the Zoo. Most people think of flamingos as being very tropical, but these species are actually … Continue reading "Chilean Flamingo Banding Project"

Gorilla Research Talk

Find out about the cutting-edge work Zoo Atlanta staff is doing to learn more about gorilla behavior!

1999–2017: Pandas to Present

1999 was an unforgettable year for the Zoo with the arrival of Lun Lun and Yang Yang, a pair of giant pandas on loan from China. Even as the city celebrated the beloved bears, Atlanta joined the Zoo in mourning Willie B., who passed away in 2000 at the age of 42. The gorilla who … Continue reading "1999–2017: Pandas to Present"

Corporate Supporters

Thank you to Zoo Atlanta’s corporate supporters! Supporters Allionce Group Aprio Arrow Exterminators, Inc. Aruba Networks Atlanta Gas Light Atlanta Marriott Marquis Blick Art Materials Chick-fil-A, Inc. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life The Coca-Cola Company Coca-Cola United Cox Enterprises, Inc. Cricket Deloitte Delta Air Lines, Inc. Ernst & Young LLP Event Network General Building Maintenance, … Continue reading "Corporate Supporters"

Thursday, December 1

Hello everyone, my name is Char, and I have just completed my first month here at Zoo Atlanta in the Herpetology Department. If anyone is wondering what herpetology is – it is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Not only have I just finished up with my first month at the Zoo, but also my … Continue reading "Thursday, December 1"

Tuesday, November 29

Hello from the Mammal Department! I hope that everyone had a fun and safe holiday last week. Although the Zoo was closed for Thanksgiving Day, many keepers reported to work bright and early at 7 a.m. to take care of the Zoo’s animal residents. Personally, holidays are some of my favorite days to work. While … Continue reading "Tuesday, November 29"

Bornean Orangutan

The word “orangutan” comes from “Orang Hutan,” meaning “Person of the Forest.” They are unique among the great apes in that they do not live in social groups. Adults typically forage on their own, but mothers care for their offspring for years. Orangutans have complex cognitive and spatial skills, meaning that they have good memories and are outstanding problem-solvers. Orangutans are highly endangered as a result of habitat loss and black market trade for infants as pets. There are three species of orangutans: Bornean, Sumatran, Tapanuli (recently discovered, Tapanuliensis). Morphologically, the Tapanuli species has differing skull and teeth structure. ...

Sumatran Orangutan

The word “orangutan” comes from “Orang Hutan,” meaning “Person of the Forest.” They are unique among the great apes in that they do not live in social groups. Adults typically forage on their own, but mothers care for their offspring for years. Orangutans have complex cognitive and spatial skills, meaning that they have good memories and are outstanding problem-solvers. Orangutans are highly endangered as a result of habitat loss and black market trade for infants as pets. There are three species of orangutans: Bornean, Sumatran, Tapanuli (recently discovered, Tapanuliensis). Morphologically, the Tapanuli species has differing skull and teeth structure. ...

Plan an Event

VENUES   |    GALLERY    |    SPECIAL EVENTS GUIDE   Welcome to your window to the wild. Spectacular natural scenery, innovative culinary creations and incomparable experiences make your next event an occasion your guests will be talking about for years to come. An unforgettable first dance in Savanna Hall’s grand Michael & Thalia … Continue reading "Plan an Event"

Thursday, October 6

Hello, Zoo fans! My name is Matt Schultz, and I am the new Swing Keeper for the Mammal Department. I really feel like I won the lottery with this job. The Swing Keeper works with all the mammals in the Zoo except the primates and the program animals, which is perfect  for me because I … Continue reading "Thursday, October 6"