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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"

Western Lowland Gorilla Is Expecting!

ATLANTA – April 7, 2016 – Kudzoo, a 22-year-old western lowland gorilla, is expecting an infant. The pregnancy was confirmed via ultrasound, and the Animal Management and Veterinary Teams detected a fetus on ultrasound in early April. A birth is expected in September 2016. The infant will be the third offspring of Kudzoo and 26-year-old … Continue reading "Western Lowland Gorilla Is Expecting!"

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"

Matilda The Eastern Bongo Is Expecting

ATLANTA – March 31, 2016 – Matilda, a 7-year-old eastern bongo, is expecting a calf. The new arrival, estimated to arrive in June 2016, will be the fifth offspring of Matilda and her mate, 7-year-old Tambo. The pregnancy was confirmed via ultrasound in late March. A large African antelope known for its long, curving horns … Continue reading "Matilda The Eastern Bongo Is Expecting"

Tuesday, March 30

Good day everyone! Spring is here at Zoo Atlanta, and that means welcoming some warmer weather (and that wonderful yearly coating of pollen that we can’t avoid). In the Elephant Department, warmer weather is always a fantastic change from the winter. It also means the addition of a very important part of our animals’ environment: … Continue reading "Tuesday, March 30"

Giant Panda Breeding Season Peaks

ATLANTA – Mar. 29, 2016 – The Animal Management and Veterinary Teams at Zoo Atlanta performed artificial insemination (AI) on Lun Lun, an 18-year-old female giant panda, in the evening of March 28, 2016. The teams opted to employ AI when hormonal and behavioral indicators suggested that Lun Lun had entered her species’ critically brief … Continue reading "Giant Panda Breeding Season Peaks"

Thursday, March 17

Hi, my name is Ashley Taylor, I am the newest addition to the Herpetology Department. I have been a full-time keeper for just about a month now, although I am not totally new to Zoo Atlanta. I started at Zoo Atlanta last spring/summer as a Herpetology intern, working with the keepers in their day-to-day routine. … Continue reading "Thursday, March 17"

Tuesday, March 15

Oh boy, spring has sprung, love is in the air and trouble is a’brewing! Superb starling dramas in Living Treehouse – the male is getting a new female from the Brookfield Zoo. However, she is not here yet so he’s still living with one son and three daughters. Well, he now wants to kick his … Continue reading "Tuesday, March 15"

Thursday, March 10

We reptile and amphibian keepers often get asked the same questions over and over. One of the all-time most common questions we get asked at Scaly Slimy Spectacular (especially at feeding time) is: “Why don’t we feed live mice or rats?”  Since this is such an awesome question and, since it’s one that we never … Continue reading "Thursday, March 10"

$7 Million In New Gifts; $4.3 Million To Go

ATLANTA – Feb. 22, 2016 – With just months remaining to a critical June deadline, Zoo Atlanta announces a new $7 million in gifts to the “A Grand New View: Elephants, Events and Expansion” campaign. New gifts include $3 million from an anonymous donor, the third-largest capital campaign gift in Zoo Atlanta history. Four other … Continue reading "$7 Million In New Gifts; $4.3 Million To Go"