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Update on Emerson the Sumatran tiger

Necropsy results for Emerson, the 10-year-old male Sumatran tiger who died at Zoo Atlanta on November 8, 2017, have shown that he had cholangiocarcinoma, or cancer of the bile duct. Results further showed that the cancer had metastasized to his abdomen, causing the symptoms the Zoo’s Veterinary Team had been treating prior to his death. … Continue reading "Update on Emerson the Sumatran tiger"

Great tips for a green holiday

Did you know on average, Americans produce 25 percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s (Environmental Protection Agency)? That’s about 1 million extra tons of trash in our landfills/oceans generated in less than six weeks (EPA). That’s a staggering number but not hard to wrap our heads around when we think about all the … Continue reading "Great tips for a green holiday"

Panda Updates – Wednesday, November 29

Many of you have been wondering if we have started training the cubs yet. Well, we aren’t asking for some of the more advanced behaviors that Lun Lun and Yang Yang know, but we have started on some of the smaller and easier behaviors to get the girls used to the concept of training with … Continue reading "Panda Updates – Wednesday, November 29"

Wonderful world of prehensile-tailed skinks

Hello, my name is Kyle Grace, and I’m one of the Herpetology Keepers at Zoo Atlanta! My fiancé and I recently moved down to Atlanta from Buffalo, New York. You may remember her from an earlier keeper blog about lemurs. For my first Zoo Atlanta keeper blog, I’d like to talk about my favorite animal, … Continue reading "Wonderful world of prehensile-tailed skinks"

Emerson, critically endangered tiger, has died

Emerson, a 10-year-old male Sumatran tiger and a member of one of the rarest big cat species in the world, has died at Zoo Atlanta. The Animal Care and Veterinary Teams had recently been monitoring Emerson following visible signs of a decline in his health and behavior, including lethargy and lack of appetite. When he … Continue reading "Emerson, critically endangered tiger, has died"

The ghosts of Madagascar

Hi everyone! My name is Kathryn Scime, and I’m one of the new primate keepers here at Zoo Atlanta! I recently moved down from chilly Buffalo, New York to pursue my career at the Zoo. Before here, I worked at the Buffalo Zoo for five years, taking care of a variety of South American animals … Continue reading "The ghosts of Madagascar"

Remembering Shamba

The Zoo Atlanta family is saddened to announce the passing of Shamba, a 58-year-old female western lowland gorilla. Shamba, the oldest gorilla at Zoo Atlanta and one of the oldest gorillas in the world, was found unresponsive by her care team on October 27, 2017. Following a preliminary examination that revealed advanced age-related complications, the … Continue reading "Remembering Shamba"

Celebrate the first-ever World Gorilla Day

Zoo Atlanta joins the global conservation community in celebrating the first-ever World Gorilla Day on Sunday, September 24, 2017. World Gorilla Day creates the opportunity for people all over the world to come together in celebrating gorillas and taking action to protect them in the wild. The inaugural World Gorilla Day also marks the 50th … Continue reading "Celebrate the first-ever World Gorilla Day"

Celebrate the first-ever World Gorilla Day

Zoo Atlanta joins the global conservation community in celebrating the first-ever World Gorilla Day on Sunday, September 24, 2017. World Gorilla Day creates the opportunity for people all over the world to come together in celebrating gorillas and taking action to protect them in the wild. The inaugural World Gorilla Day also marks the 50th … Continue reading "Celebrate the first-ever World Gorilla Day"

Plastic: let’s break it down

I use plastic. I recycle. What’s the issue? Hearing a lot about plastic and how bad it is? Wondering what the big deal is? Let’s break down plastic. Plastic was first introduced in the 1950s at the introduction of a new “throw away” mentality. Think paper plates, plastic utensils and the dawn of fast food … Continue reading "Plastic: let’s break it down"