Research Projects

Elephant Research

The African elephant research projects at Zoo Atlanta are multi-faceted and diverse. Topics range from trunk biomechanics to social behaviors and laterality.

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Giant Panda Research

The primary objective of this study is to quantitatively document the giant panda mother-cub relationship.

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Primate Research

Zoo Atlanta has a diverse population of primates, with multiple species from every major primate group (i.e. lemurs, monkeys and apes). We also have extensive collaborative projects with museums, zoos, and field sites worldwide, including the Great Ape Heart Project.

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Reptile and Amphibian Research

Focusing on our diverse population of reptiles and amphibians, as well as working in labs and field sites around the world, Zoo Atlanta has a productive history of herpetological research.

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Veterinary Research

The expertise of the Zoo Atlanta Veterinary Team benefits colleagues around the world.

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