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Thursday, September 1
Loxodonta africana, the African elephant, known for its size and dominance over the African terrain, holds the title as the world’s largest land mammal. The African bull elephant can stand well over 10 feet tall and weigh more than 12,000 pounds. Despite their size, elephants are also quite nimble and can display incredible grace and … Continue reading "Thursday, September 1"
Tuesday, August 30
As summertime is coming to an end, the Bird Department takes down most of the nest boxes that we had set up for spring, during prime breeding season, and we reflect on how our year has gone thus far. Most of our chicks have grown up, fledged, and are thriving with their families. But on … Continue reading "Tuesday, August 30"
Raymond B. King: Nonprofit CEO
WHO: Raymond B. King, President and CEO of Zoo Atlanta, has been voted Atlanta’s Most Admired Nonprofit CEO for the third year in a row. The honor was announced during an awards breakfast hosted by the Atlanta Business Chronicle on August 25, 2016. WHAT: Following a city-wide call for nominations from the Atlanta Business Chronicle … Continue reading "Raymond B. King: Nonprofit CEO"
Thursday, August 25
Babies, babies everywhere! Babies are here and babies are coming. The spring and summer months are always filled with new life in the animal kingdom, and the animals at Zoo Atlanta are no exception. We have new additions to our Zoo Atlanta family popping up everywhere! From flamingo chicks, to snake hatchlings, from expectant pandas … Continue reading "Thursday, August 25"
Lun Lun The Giant Panda Is Expecting Twins!
WHO: Lun Lun the giant panda has been confirmed to be expecting twins. The Zoo Atlanta Veterinary Team obtained an ultrasound image confirming the presence of a second fetus on August 22, 2016. WHAT: The Animal Management and Veterinary Teams confirmed Lun Lun’s pregnancy via ultrasound on August 16, with an image of a fetus … Continue reading "Lun Lun The Giant Panda Is Expecting Twins!"
Tuesday, August 23
Hello Zoo Atlanta fans! My name is Mari Arbir, and I am a new primate keeper here at the Zoo! I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about how I became a zookeeper. Then maybe another day I’ll come back and tell you some fun stories! … Continue reading "Tuesday, August 23"
Lun Lun The Giant Panda Is Expecting!
ATLANTA – August 18, 2016 – Lun Lun the giant panda has been confirmed to be expecting a cub. On August 16, the Zoo Atlanta Veterinary Team obtained an ultrasound image of a fetus measuring 0.78 centimeter (a third of an inch), and supporting hormone analyses and monitoring of Lun Lun’s behavior suggest that a … Continue reading "Lun Lun The Giant Panda Is Expecting!"
Thursday, August 18
Greetings to everyone from Scaly Slimy Spectacular! We have some exciting news to share with you all regarding our participation in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for the Louisiana pine snake. On the 13th of August, we successfully hatched five baby snakes, which is a big step forward for this conservation effort. This is also … Continue reading "Thursday, August 18"
Tuesday, August 16
Everyone always asks me what I had to do to become a hoofstock keeper at Zoo Atlanta. The answer is a lot! Many people don’t realize what all it takes to become a keeper at an AZA facility, and the literally thousands of hours of free labor I have spent working as an intern and … Continue reading "Tuesday, August 16"
Thursday, August 11
You might have heard of the cool immersion program called Keeper for a Day, and I know you’ve thought how it would be so awesome to do that program with elephants or carnivores, but the real action is in program animals. If you want to see over 30 species of animals learning new behaviors, and … Continue reading "Thursday, August 11"