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Panda Updates – Wednesday, April 4

Spring Break is in full swing at Zoo Atlanta, but the giant pandas are oblivious to that. The only “issues” are the squabbles between a certain pair of subadults. I was speaking with Heather R. the other day, and we were recounting how much bickering Mei Lun and Mei Huan did at this age. We … Continue reading "Panda Updates – Wednesday, April 4"

Zoo Atlanta is a top-10 research organization!

Hi all! I trust you all have enjoyed our guest bloggers over the last few posts. Big thanks and kudos to our intrepid research interns, Avery Twitchell-Heyne and Liam Kelly. Their blogs and their efforts are a perfect segue into today’s topic. Short version: Zoo Atlanta is #7 on the top-10 list of most research-productive … Continue reading "Zoo Atlanta is a top-10 research organization!"

How to choose your best friend

How do you go about choosing your new furry, feathery or scaly best friend? What factors like time and money are there to consider? We’re here to break down some simple steps that will help you choose the best pet for you and your lifestyle and to help you find a pet that you can … Continue reading "How to choose your best friend"

A meeting of bird minds

One important aspect of working in a zoo is collaborating and communicating with other zoos across the country, continent, and even world. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, or AZA, is an accrediting institution for zoos and aquariums in North America, but it also serves as an organization that facilitates collaboration across institutions. Recently, AZA … Continue reading "A meeting of bird minds"

Spring Break must-dos at the Zoo

Week kicks off with Gorilla Egg Hunts and More on March 31. Spring Break Week kicks off with a favorite seasonal tradition at Gorilla Egg Hunts and More on Saturday, March 31, 2018, and looking into the week ahead, Zoo Atlanta offers a number of tips for making the most of all the Zoo experience … Continue reading "Spring Break must-dos at the Zoo"

Zoo Atlanta welcomes Sparky the tiger

Zoo Atlanta welcomes a new ambassador for one of Earth’s rarest big cat species: Sparky, a 13-year-old male Sumatran tiger, arrived in Atlanta in early March and has begun exploring his new home in the Zoo’s Complex Carnivores habitat. He has been recommended by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Tiger Species Survival Plan® … Continue reading "Zoo Atlanta welcomes Sparky the tiger"

Zoo Atlanta welcomes Sparky the tiger

Zoo Atlanta welcomes a new ambassador for one of Earth’s rarest big cat species: Sparky, a 13-year-old male Sumatran tiger, arrived in Atlanta in early March and has begun exploring his new home in the Zoo’s Complex Carnivores habitat. He has been recommended by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Tiger Species Survival Plan® … Continue reading "Zoo Atlanta welcomes Sparky the tiger"

Studying gorillas in the Zoo and the wild

Unknown to most of our visitors, Zoo Atlanta has an active primate behavior and cognition research program, with scientists studying both wild apes and apes in zoological settings. As home to 20 gorillas and 11 orangutans, our zoo is able to look in depth at topics varying from memory and learning to zoological care to … Continue reading "Studying gorillas in the Zoo and the wild"

Carnivores are ready for spring!

Spring is here! Or is it? My allergies say yes, but the heat in my house is saying otherwise. Either way, it will get warm and sunny very soon, and what better way to spend your Spring Break or weekend than visiting the Zoo to see the animals enjoying this spring weather and all of … Continue reading "Carnivores are ready for spring!"

Panda Updates – Monday, March 26

This is the first day I’ve been back in Panda Land in a while, and I was super excited to see all the giant pandas today. I’ve been training on the meat-eating side of the Carnivore Department, and the cubs seemed to have doubled in size since last time I saw them. I thought it … Continue reading "Panda Updates – Monday, March 26"