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Continuing education in amphibian care

Hello everyone! You’d think that winter would be a slow time for folks that work in a department with a lot of animals that slow down in cooler weather, but you’d be wrong! Aside from normal day-to-day animal care and maintenance of the Scaly Slimy Spectacular complex, some of us have been traveling. One of … Continue reading "Continuing education in amphibian care"

Panda Updates – Wednesday, March 21

Things have been status-quo in PandaLand for the last few days, which makes things rather uneventful (which is good!). That being said, I don’t know about you but all, these weather and temperature fluctuations from Mother Nature are wreaking havoc on my sinuses! The giant pandas are taking it in stride as always, except for … Continue reading "Panda Updates – Wednesday, March 21"

Milestones with Mijadala

Hey everyone, my name is Sarah and I’m a member of the gorilla care team. If you’ve visited us recently, I’m sure you have noticed how big Mijadala, our youngest troop member, is getting. It’s crazy to think that she’ll be turning 2 years old in September! She has made quite a few large steps … Continue reading "Milestones with Mijadala"

Panda Updates – Monday, March 19

We are well into arrow bamboo (Pseudosasa japonica) season. This is usually one of the favorite times of the year for the giant pandas, and this year’s harvest is no exception. The twins are especially obsessed with arrow. It is really long and skinny, the perfect size for an animal whose jaw strength is still … Continue reading "Panda Updates – Monday, March 19"

Panda Updates – Friday, March 16

It’s always interesting to see how this set of twins is different from the last, especially since both sets are female. Mei Lun and Mei  Huan were much more quiet, yet awake and active in the morning waiting for fresh food. Ya Lun and Xi Lun have so far been sleepier in the mornings and way … Continue reading "Panda Updates – Friday, March 16"

The amazing abilities of an elephant’s brain

My name is Catie, and I am the newest member of the Elephant Team here at Zoo Atlanta. One of the most common questions I am asked about the elephants at Zoo Atlanta is, “How long does it take for them to trust you?” One of my main focuses is building a positive relationship with … Continue reading "The amazing abilities of an elephant’s brain"

Cassowaries are the coolest

Hello, Luke from the Bird Department here again! Today I will be talking about the best bird in our department – Cecil the double-wattled cassowary! Cecil is the oldest resident of the Bird Department, and easily a favorite. His hatchday is August 24, 1979, which means he will be 39 years old this summer – … Continue reading "Cassowaries are the coolest"

Turtles “spring forward” too!

You’ve probably noticed that spring has been starting to show up in Georgia. Trees and flowers are blooming, birds are singing, box turtles are basking in the sunlight … wait, box turtles are basking in the sunlight? You know that trees become dormant in the winter, and birds fly south to find warmer temperatures, but … Continue reading "Turtles “spring forward” too!"

Panda Updates – Wednesday, March 7

The weaning process for Ya Lun and Xi Lun is now complete, and the girls are now living independently from Lun Lun. As you know from following our updates, this process started more than two weeks ago, with a gradual increase of time Lun Lun and the twins spent apart during the day and/or overnight. … Continue reading "Panda Updates – Wednesday, March 7"

Pioneering research in gorilla behavior

We have a guest blogger for this posting! Our intrepid Primate Cognition Intern, Liam Kelly, has prepared a summary focusing on bachelor groups of gorillas. Fascinating stuff, taking place right here at Zoo Atlanta. See below, and enjoy! – Joe Mendelson, PhD, Director of Research Some of the most impressive individuals here at Zoo Atlanta … Continue reading "Pioneering research in gorilla behavior"