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Panda Updates- Monday, June 10

It’s no secret that giant pandas are picky eaters. Our Bamboo Team, who specializes in harvesting the pandas’ bamboo, cuts culms which pass all human-set requirements. Pandas, however, use their sense of smell, which is much more sensitive than a human’s, to determine if the bamboo is acceptable. You may observe the bears smelling the … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Monday, June 10"

Panda Updates- Monday, June 3

Have you ever wondered about giant panda intelligence? One of the greatest ways the Panda Care Team is able to see the depth of their intelligence is through positive reinforcement training. As panda care professionals, part of our jobs is to maintain careful observation of each of the pandas to monitor their health and physical … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Monday, June 3"

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"

Panda Updates- Thursday, June 8

We’re pleased to be able to share a special “guest panda update” from Dr. Sam today about some recent eye treatments for Lun Lun. Read on to learn more: “We have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with giant pandas for almost 25 years. Over the years, we’ve learned a great … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Thursday, June 8"

Panda Updates- Thursday, June 1

As we anticipate the weather warming with the approach of summer, you may notice the pandas starting to spend more time in their indoor dayroom areas. Pandas are native to temperature forests high in the mountains of China, and these dayroom areas are temperature controlled to a cool 65 degrees year-round. As a Panda Care … Continue reading "Panda Updates- Thursday, June 1"

VENTURE INTO THE JUNGLE OF RWANDA WITH GORILLA TREK

All-new 360° VR experience takes guests on a live-action adventure ATLANTA – May 25, 2023 – Members and guests at Zoo Atlanta now have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to venture into the jungle of Rwanda and observe gorillas in the wild – without leaving their seats at the Zoo. Zoo Atlanta is excited to announce Gorilla Trek: A 360° … Continue reading "VENTURE INTO THE JUNGLE OF RWANDA WITH GORILLA TREK"

VENTURE INTO THE JUNGLE OF RWANDA WITH GORILLA TREK

All-new 360° VR experience takes guests on a live-action adventure ATLANTA – May 25, 2023 – Members and guests at Zoo Atlanta now have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to venture into the jungle of Rwanda and observe gorillas in the wild – without leaving their seats at the Zoo. Zoo Atlanta is excited to announce Gorilla Trek: A 360° … Continue reading "VENTURE INTO THE JUNGLE OF RWANDA WITH GORILLA TREK"

Happy 8th Birthday Keju!

Hi it’s Emily from the Orangutan Team, and I’m here to share with you some exciting news about our youngest orangutan: Keju is celebrating her 8th birthday! Keju came to Zoo Atlanta in 2015 and joined Madu’s family group. Keju is Madu’s fourth foster baby that Madu has raised. Orangutans have a lot to learn, and … Continue reading "Happy 8th Birthday Keju!"

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"