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Behind-the-scenes with the meerkat mob

Hey all! Meerkat Keeper Caleb here! With the recent addition of females Chica and Spot, the newest residents at our African Savanna, it has been an exciting time for the Meerkat Care Team! After giving the girls a few weeks to explore their new habitats and indoor dens, we began the introduction process between the … Continue reading "Behind-the-scenes with the meerkat mob"

VETERANS DAY PRESENTED BY KAISER PERMANENTE

Zoo Atlanta salutes the service of veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces with Veterans Day presented by Kaiser Permanente on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. All veteran, active-duty, reserve, and retired members of the Armed Forces will enjoy free admission (verification required) and $4 off general admission for up to six accompanying guests. Present … Continue reading "VETERANS DAY PRESENTED BY KAISER PERMANENTE"

Welcome Chica and Spot the meerkats!

Zoo Atlanta welcomes more new animal arrivals to the all-new African Savanna: Chica and Spot, two 6-year-old female slender-tailed meerkats. Recent arrivals from the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas, Chica and Spot have begun exploring their new home in the Zoo’s meerkat complex. The females, who are sisters, will be introduced to the male meerkats … Continue reading "Welcome Chica and Spot the meerkats!"

Welcome Chica and Spot the meerkats!

Zoo Atlanta welcomes more new animal arrivals to the all-new African Savanna: Chica and Spot, two 6-year-old female slender-tailed meerkats. Recent arrivals from the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas, Chica and Spot have begun exploring their new home in the Zoo’s meerkat complex. The females, who are sisters, will be introduced to the male meerkats … Continue reading "Welcome Chica and Spot the meerkats!"

Blaze: the meerkat godfather

Hi all! Elephant Keeper Caleb here! Did you know the Elephant Care Team also takes care of the Zoo’s meerkats? It makes sense since they are right across the pathway from the Zambezi Elephant Center! Here at Zoo Atlanta, we currently have five meerkats that are split into two “mobs” – a “mob” is what … Continue reading "Blaze: the meerkat godfather"

Meet the Meerkats!

If you haven’t been by to visit lately, the African elephants now have some new, tiny neighbors in the all-new African Savanna, the slender-tailed meerkats! “Old man” Blaze and four younger male meerkats, Kingsley, Littlefoot, Spike and Petrie, recently moved into their new, expansive habitats on Tembo Trek. Kingsley is the uncle of 1-year-old brothers … Continue reading "Meet the Meerkats!"

Veterans Day presented by Kaiser Permanente

Free admission for veterans, active-duty, reserve and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces, plus discounts for accompanying guests, on November 11. WHAT: Zoo Atlanta salutes the service of veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces at Veterans Day presented by Kaiser Permanente on Monday, November 11, 2019. All veteran, active-duty, reserve and retired … Continue reading "Veterans Day presented by Kaiser Permanente"

Yellow-crested Cockatoo

With only between 1,000 and 2,500 yellow-crested cockatoos remaining in the wild, these birds are critically endangered. Like other animals found on Indo-Pacific islands, habitat loss and fragmentation are major threats to their survival.

Slender-tailed Meerkat

Meerkats are well-known to most people who enjoy animals because of their charismatic postures and social activities. They live in highly social groups, foraging together and dividing labor across the group, with one of the most important tasks being the lookout guard who will be vigilant to detect threats and alert the others.

Training with a new Major Mitchell’s cockatoo

Hi everyone! My name’s Shae, and I’m lucky enough to intern here at Zoo Atlanta with the World of Wild Theater. We work with the birds in the Ambassador Animals program and present the free-flight bird presentation, “Come Fly with Me!” Just watching the theater presentation is spectacular – birds swoop over guests’ heads seemingly … Continue reading "Training with a new Major Mitchell’s cockatoo"