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Thursday, June 9
Spring seems to have skipped on by, and we’re now moving into the Hotlanta summer! What does that mean for the animals in the Herpetology collection? Well, for many, it means that it is breeding and egg-laying season. Many of our female chelonians (turtles and tortoises to most folks) are out and about in their … Continue reading "Thursday, June 9"
Tuesday, May 31
Many of you may remember that earlier this year, Julius, one of our ringtailed lemurs, was ill. Fortunately, with a lot of supportive treatment from our vet staff and keepers, Julius pulled through and is currently doing great. In order to get our whole group back together, we had to first wait until the yard … Continue reading "Tuesday, May 31"
Introducing Quarters For Conservation
ATLANTA – May 25, 2016 – Zoo Atlanta announces Quarters for Conservation, a new effort to #changetheworld by contributing 25 cents of every general admission ticket to field conservation programs for wildlife, empowering guests to make a direct impact on animal species and their habitats with each Zoo visit. The program will increase the Zoo’s … Continue reading "Introducing Quarters For Conservation"
Thursday, May 19
On April 30, we celebrated Save the Rhino Day at the Zoo. We had a great turnout, with lots of interested guests and button donations that went to Save the Survivors. Save the Survivors is an organization in Africa that cares and looks after rhinos that have been victims of poaching. The reason we have … Continue reading "Thursday, May 19"
Tuesday, May 17
If you ask any of us carnivore keepers here at Zoo Atlanta about Logan, our fossa, we generally start gushing about how awesome and handsome he is. We may be a bit biased, but we like to think that he is one of the absolute coolest animals at the Zoo. However, we realize that you … Continue reading "Tuesday, May 17"
$41 Million For ‘A Grand New View’
ATLANTA – May 16, 2016 – More than a month in advance of a crucial June deadline, Zoo Atlanta announces that a gift of $2 million from the Thalia N. Carlos & Chris M. Carlos Foundation has closed the gap in the final lap of the “Grand New View” campaign. The gift, one of the … Continue reading "$41 Million For ‘A Grand New View’"
Thursday, May 12
I’m a recent addition at Zoo Atlanta and have been a Seasonal Keeper with Birds and Program Animals at the World of Wild Theater for the last month. I worked mostly with dogs prior to joining the Zoo, so this has been a bit of an adjustment. Fortunately, I have a background in animal training, … Continue reading "Thursday, May 12"
Tuesday, May 3
Warmer weather and the official arrival of spring means one major thing here in the Bird Department: mating season! But before any of this can happen, mates need to be chosen. Since it is generally the female’s choice, it’s up to the males to strut their stuff and show off how fit they are. Birds … Continue reading "Tuesday, May 3"
ATLANTA – April 28, 2016 – Jabari, a 2-year-old male eastern black rhinoceros born at Zoo Atlanta, is leaving Atlanta to play an important new role in the preservation of one of the planet’s most endangered mammal species. Jabari’s next chapter begins May 2, 2016, when he will travel to a new home at Lee … Continue reading "Farewell Jabari!"
Aldabra Tortoise Makes Her Spring Walk
WHO: The final sign of spring has sprung at Zoo Atlanta. Patches, a female Aldabra tortoise estimated to be at least 50 years old, made the season’s ceremonial “Aldabra Walk” on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, kicking off the return of the Zoo’s giant tortoises to their warmweather habitat at Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and … Continue reading "Aldabra Tortoise Makes Her Spring Walk"