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Panda Updates – Monday, July 22

My name is Amanda, and I recently joined the Panda Care Team here at Zoo Atlanta! I started as a Hoofstock Intern in May of last year. Three months later I was given an opportunity to be a Seasonal Hoofstock Keeper. I worked with the giraffes, warthogs, ostriches, zebras and muntjac. After my seasonal position ended, I spent some time working in our Small Primate Department. Experiencing multiple departments allowed me to grow as a keeper and diversify the animals I have worked with. In July of this year I found out some great news – I would be joining the Zoo Atlanta team as a primary keeper in giant pandas! As I continue training and getting the routine down, I’m also spending some time getting to know each of the giant pandas, as well as the red panda, Idgie. In this short time I’ve already been able to observe their unique personalities, and I look forward to learning more about them! 
Amanda D.
Keeper I, Mammals

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