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El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center

At the end of July, I had the opportunity to travel to the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center (EVACC for short) in El Valle de Anton, Panama, to get up to speed on their conservation efforts for the Panamanian Golden Frog and other threatened Panamanian amphibians. Arriving in Panama is always like a homecoming for … Continue reading "El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center"

“A” to “Z” At Zoo Atlanta

Achieve a dream from your bucket list with a behind-the-scenes Wild Encounter. Beat the Heat: Now through July 31, arrive before 10:30 a.m. to enjoy $5 off general admission. Catch a Keeper Talk, animal feeding time or animal training demonstration. Dare to get damp in the Splash Fountain presented by Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority. … Continue reading "“A” to “Z” At Zoo Atlanta"

Veterinarians Meet For Conference

ATLANTA – July 14, 2016 – Hundreds of veterinarians from around the globe are set to meet in Atlanta for a joint conference beginning July 16 through July 22. The conference will bring together the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV), and the Leibniz Institute for … Continue reading "Veterinarians Meet For Conference"

Only Panda Twins In The U.S., Turning 3!

WHO: Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the only giant panda twins in the U.S., are turning 3 on Friday, July 15, and panda “besties” from near and far are invited to share the world-famous duo’s big day with special festivities and an exclusive discount on Zoo Atlanta admission. WHAT: Purchase one general admission ticket at … Continue reading "Only Panda Twins In The U.S., Turning 3!"

Tuesday, July 12

You know breeding season is in full swing when everything in the flamingo habitat is covered in mud. This includes the flamingos! It is a sight we were getting a little worried we wouldn’t see this year. There are 56 flamingos in our flock, and they are one of the best breeding flocks in the … Continue reading "Tuesday, July 12"

Timor Python Found At Zoo Atlanta

The Timor python which escaped an outdoor enclosure in the Zoo’s behind-the-scenes Conservation Breeding Center on July 9, 2016, has been found by Zoo Atlanta staff on Zoo property and safely returned to its home. Teams at Zoo Atlanta began searching the Zoo and the Grant Park area for the snake on July 9. The … Continue reading "Timor Python Found At Zoo Atlanta"

On The Lookout For A Timor Python

Teams at Zoo Atlanta are on the lookout for a Timor python which escaped an outdoor enclosure in the Zoo’s behind-the-scenes Conservation Breeding Center on July 9, 2016. The animal was not housed in a public area of the Zoo. The Zoo teams continue to search the Grant Park area for the snake to safely … Continue reading "On The Lookout For A Timor Python"

Tuesday, June 28

Birds come in all different shapes, colors, sizes … and personalities. Some of our birds here at Zoo Atlanta are real characters. Getting to know different animals’ personalities is a really rewarding part of being a keeper, but it can also be extremely frustrating to work with birds who like to break the rules. A … Continue reading "Tuesday, June 28"

Update On Matilda The Eastern Bongo

WHO: Matilda, an 8-year-old eastern bongo at Zoo Atlanta, gave birth to a male calf during the afternoon of June 22, 2016, but the newborn did not survive. WHAT: In the hours following his birth, the calf did not get to his feet and begin nursing as expected. Bongo calves are generally able to stand … Continue reading "Update On Matilda The Eastern Bongo"

Fun At The Zoo: “Beat The Heat”

WHO: The official start of summer brings early birds an exclusive chance to save on Zoo admission while enjoying the unique opportunities of a brand-new season at Zoo Atlanta. Now through June 30, 2016, arrive at the Zoo before 10:30 a.m. and mention “Beat the Heat” to enjoy $5 off regularly-priced general admission. The limited-time … Continue reading "Fun At The Zoo: “Beat The Heat”"