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Thursday, September 15

It takes a lot of supplies to keep an animal department at Zoo Atlanta running. This is especially true for a department as large as Birds and Programs Animals. Keepers need to have a ready supply of tools and materials on hand to accomplish everyday tasks. Now, you might be asking yourself, don’t you have … Continue reading "Thursday, September 15"

Tuesday, August 2

Guess what, everyone … it’s my birthday today! I’m looking forward to celebrating the day with lots of tasty food and cake, as well as spending time with my friends and family. With as many animals as we have here at Zoo Atlanta, you can probably guess that we end up celebrating quite a few … Continue reading "Tuesday, August 2"

Tuesday, May 31

Many of you may remember that earlier this year, Julius, one of our ringtailed lemurs, was ill. Fortunately, with a lot of supportive treatment from our vet staff and keepers, Julius pulled through and is currently doing great. In order to get our whole group back together, we had to first wait until the yard … Continue reading "Tuesday, May 31"

Thursday, May 19

On April 30, we celebrated Save the Rhino Day at the Zoo. We had a great turnout, with lots of interested guests and button donations that went to Save the Survivors. Save the Survivors is an organization in Africa that cares and looks after rhinos that have been victims of poaching. The reason we have … Continue reading "Thursday, May 19"

$41 Million For ‘A Grand New View’

ATLANTA – May 16, 2016 – More than a month in advance of a crucial June deadline, Zoo Atlanta announces that a gift of $2 million from the Thalia N. Carlos & Chris M. Carlos Foundation has closed the gap in the final lap of the “Grand New View” campaign. The gift, one of the … Continue reading "$41 Million For ‘A Grand New View’"

Thursday, May 12

I’m a recent addition at Zoo Atlanta and have been a Seasonal Keeper with Birds and Program Animals at the World of Wild Theater for the last month. I worked mostly with dogs prior to joining the Zoo, so this has been a bit of an adjustment. Fortunately, I have a background in animal training, … Continue reading "Thursday, May 12"

Farewell Jabari!

ATLANTA – April 28, 2016 – Jabari, a 2-year-old male eastern black rhinoceros born at Zoo Atlanta, is leaving Atlanta to play an important new role in the preservation of one of the planet’s most endangered mammal species. Jabari’s next chapter begins May 2, 2016, when he will travel to a new home at Lee … Continue reading "Farewell Jabari!"

A Saturday Of Birds And Blooms

WHAT: The weekend forecast calls for an abundance of birds and blooms on Saturday, April 23, with two special spring events at Zoo Atlanta. Zoo Plant Sale: Green thumbs are invited to browse more than 120 species of perennials; trees and shrubs; vines; ornamental grasses; annuals; houseplants; and herbs hand-selected by Zoo Atlanta horticulturists. Members … Continue reading "A Saturday Of Birds And Blooms"

Tuesday, April 12

April 29, 2015 was just a normal Wednesday for most people, but for me it was a day I will always remember and one of the best of my zookeeping career. While I was doing the morning check of the sloth building, I noticed that Bonnie was sitting in a slightly different position. Wanting to … Continue reading "Tuesday, April 12"

Thursday, April 7

Before I began my internship with the Program Animals Department in January, I didn’t know that this department existed. Like most people, when I thought of the Zoo, the first things that came to mind were the larger animals such as the gorillas, giraffes, elephants and my favourite, the red panda. And like most people, … Continue reading "Thursday, April 7"