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Keeper Stories – Tuesday, January 3

Move over Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence, there are some new celebs on the block! Okay, so our great apes won’t actually be walking the red carpet, but some of their vocalizations may be featured in a big upcoming Hollywood film. A film sound production crew made a stop at Zoo Atlanta to gather sound … Continue reading "Keeper Stories – Tuesday, January 3"

Keeper Stories – Tuesday, December 13

As a pet owner like many of you out there, I have experienced the pain of having to say goodbye to beloved animal members of my family. That kind of heartbreak is never easy. Animal keepers certainly know that their Zoo charges are not pets, and I for one have absolutely no desire to bring … Continue reading "Keeper Stories – Tuesday, December 13"

Chilean Flamingo Banding Project

Since 2007, Zoo Atlanta has supported a flamingo banding project in Bolivia. Bolivia is home to three species of wild flamingos: the Andean flamingo, the Puna flamingo and the Chilean flamingo, which is the species we have here at the Zoo. Most people think of flamingos as being very tropical, but these species are actually … Continue reading "Chilean Flamingo Banding Project"

Gorilla Research Talk

Find out about the cutting-edge work Zoo Atlanta staff is doing to learn more about gorilla behavior!

1999–2017: Pandas to Present

1999 was an unforgettable year for the Zoo with the arrival of Lun Lun and Yang Yang, a pair of giant pandas on loan from China. Even as the city celebrated the beloved bears, Atlanta joined the Zoo in mourning Willie B., who passed away in 2000 at the age of 42. The gorilla who … Continue reading "1999–2017: Pandas to Present"

Corporate Supporters

Thank you to Zoo Atlanta’s corporate supporters! Supporters Aprio Arrow Exterminators, Inc. Aruba Networks Atlanta Gas Light Atlanta Marriott Marquis Chick-fil-A, Inc. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta The Coca-Cola Company Coca-Cola United Cox Enterprises, Inc. Deloitte Delta Air Lines, Inc. Ernst & Young LLP Event Network General Building Maintenance, Inc. Georgia Natural Gas Georgia Power Company … Continue reading "Corporate Supporters"

Thursday, December 1

Hello everyone, my name is Char, and I have just completed my first month here at Zoo Atlanta in the Herpetology Department. If anyone is wondering what herpetology is – it is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Not only have I just finished up with my first month at the Zoo, but also my … Continue reading "Thursday, December 1"

Tuesday, November 29

Hello from the Mammal Department! I hope that everyone had a fun and safe holiday last week. Although the Zoo was closed for Thanksgiving Day, many keepers reported to work bright and early at 7 a.m. to take care of the Zoo’s animal residents. Personally, holidays are some of my favorite days to work. While … Continue reading "Tuesday, November 29"

Bornean Orangutan

The word “orangutan” comes from “Orang Hutan,” meaning “Person of the Forest.” They are unique among the great apes in that they do not live in social groups. Adults typically forage on their own, but mothers care for their offspring for years. Orangutans have complex cognitive and spatial skills, meaning that they have good memories and are outstanding problem-solvers. Orangutans are highly endangered as a result of habitat loss and black market trade for infants as pets. There are three species of orangutans: Bornean, Sumatran, Tapanuli (recently discovered, Tapanuliensis). Morphologically, the Tapanuli species has differing skull and teeth structure. ...

Sumatran Orangutan

The word “orangutan” comes from “Orang Hutan,” meaning “Person of the Forest.” They are unique among the great apes in that they do not live in social groups. Adults typically forage on their own, but mothers care for their offspring for years. Orangutans have complex cognitive and spatial skills, meaning that they have good memories and are outstanding problem-solvers. Orangutans are highly endangered as a result of habitat loss and black market trade for infants as pets. There are three species of orangutans: Bornean, Sumatran, Tapanuli (recently discovered, Tapanuliensis). Morphologically, the Tapanuli species has differing skull and teeth structure. ...