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Panda Updates- Monday, July 25

You’ve likely heard that Lun Lun recently went through pseudopregnancy, or false pregnancy. It’s a natural cycle for female giant pandas that occurs over a couple of months and involves her sleeping a lot more and eating a lot less. Since she is no longer breeding, she will likely continue to experience pseudopregnancy each year. This year’s pseudopregnancy recently drew to a … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Monday, July 25"

Panda Updates- Wednesday, July 13

You may have read in a recent update that Lun Lun is experiencing a pseudopregnancy, which is normal for giant pandas. She is not pregnant. A nearly 25 years old and having successfully raised seven cubs, she is living her best retired life. However, during a pseudopregnancy, pandas act as if they are pregnant and … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Wednesday, July 13"

Resources and Social Structures in Juvenile Tortoises

A couple months ago, we posted a Research Blog outlining Zoo Atlanta’s longtime research partnerships with local universities. These partnerships have led to a number of fruitful discoveries and publications. We’re excited to start sharing a bit of this work. In today’s blog, we’ll be looking at how resources affect social behavior in juvenile tortoises! … Continue reading "Resources and Social Structures in Juvenile Tortoises"

Panda Updates – Friday, July 8

One of the giant pandas’ most interesting features is the pseudothumb. This extension of the wrist bone acts almost like a sixth digit and allows them to hold bamboo in a groove between the pseudothumb and their other digits. Scientists have been talking about the pandas’ pseudothumbs for a long time, too!   In 1939, … Continue reading "Panda Updates – Friday, July 8"

MEET LEGO® MASTERS CHAMPIONS MARK AND STEVEN ERICKSON ON JULY 16

Brothers will also serve as celebrity judges for Zoo Atlanta’s Build Your Best Challenge, closing July 15 WHAT: In celebration of Sean Kenney’s Nature POP!®, open now at Zoo Atlanta for a limited engagement, Zoo Atlanta is pleased to host a second visit by metro Atlanta’s own well-known LEGO® builders. Mark and Steven Erickson, winners … Continue reading "MEET LEGO® MASTERS CHAMPIONS MARK AND STEVEN ERICKSON ON JULY 16"

MEET LEGO® MASTERS CHAMPIONS MARK AND STEVEN ERICKSON ON JULY 16

Brothers will also serve as celebrity judges for Zoo Atlanta’s Build Your Best Challenge, closing July 15 WHAT: In celebration of Sean Kenney’s Nature POP!®, open now at Zoo Atlanta for a limited engagement, Zoo Atlanta is pleased to host a second visit by metro Atlanta’s own well-known LEGO® builders. Mark and Steven Erickson, winners … Continue reading "MEET LEGO® MASTERS CHAMPIONS MARK AND STEVEN ERICKSON ON JULY 16"

THE ALL-NEW SAVANNA NIGHTS RETURNS JULY 8

Craft cocktail series is back for its second installment of the summer WHAT: Cocktail aficionados who missed the debut of Savanna Nights, the all-new, 21-and-up summer craft cocktail series at Zoo Atlanta, have another opportunity to experience the event with its upcoming second installment on Friday, July 8, 2022. Guests will enjoy tastings of imaginative, … Continue reading "THE ALL-NEW SAVANNA NIGHTS RETURNS JULY 8"

Panda Updates- Wednesday, June 29

As an intern here at Zoo Atlanta with the Panda Care Team, I have learned a lot about the husbandry of these amazing bears! My duties have included preparing diets, cleaning dayrooms, dens and habitats, and creating enrichment for the giant pandas and Jackie, the red panda here at the Zoo.  Enrichment is an important … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Wednesday, June 29"

Panda Updates- Monday, June 27

This is my last post with Zoo Atlanta, as I am moving on to a new chapter, and I thought it might be cool to highlight all of my favorite facts about the animals I’ve worked with during my time here. Yang Yang truly appreciates attention and time with his care team. He is a … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Monday, June 27"

ZOO ATLANTA WILL CLOSE EARLY ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, JUNE 22 AND 23

WHAT: Due to extremely high heat indexes predicted by the National Weather Service, Zoo Atlanta will close early on Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23, 2022. The final entry of the day on both days will be for the 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. time slot, with entry gates closing at 1 p.m. and … Continue reading "ZOO ATLANTA WILL CLOSE EARLY ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, JUNE 22 AND 23"