Well we were all fooled by the weather reports. So stop by and get some drinks and lets celebrate seeing the sun for once. Or go check out this cute guy at the zoo. Or do both, just have fun. #Repost @zooatl • • • Keju’s lookin’ good with her new accessory! (photo: Liam Kelly) #OnlyZooATL
Today's #panda update! #ZAPandas #OnlyZooATL . . Yesterday, the giant pandas' indoor dayrooms got a makeover: We spent all day re-mulching the floors. Re-mulching is labor-intensive and dirty. First, we have to remove all of the enrichment and move all of the logs to one side of the dayroom. Then, we dig out the old mulch, which is about 2 feet deep, from both dayrooms, which are around 1,500 square feet each. We dig the old mulch out by hand and remove it from the building in wheelbarrows. Finally, we bring in the new mulch by wheel barrow, dump it out in the dayrooms and spread it out. Overall, it took 13 people – keepers, our interns, horticulture staff and maintenance staff – six hours to complete both dayrooms. Of course, we still cared for the pandas as well throughout the process. Luckily, the rain held off, and the pandas were able to enjoy the day outside, so all of the work did not disturb them. Heather R. Senior Keeper, Carnivores (photo by Jen W.)
A portrait of the critically endangered Blck Rhinoceros taken at Zoo Atlanta. #Exclusive_Wildlife , #Wildlife_Inspired , #WildlifePhotography , #Wildlife , #WildlifeIG , #WildlifeMag , #rhinoceros__gram , #Rhinoceros , #Rhino , #Rhinos , #BlackRhinoceros , #BlackRhino , #ZooAtlanta , #ZooATL , #OnlyZooATL
Snakes are pretty rad ✌🏽 - Did anyone read the book “Verdi” as a kid? That’s all I can think about when looking at these guys. The little snake who wanted to fly, but really didn’t want to grow up.
A big toothy welcome to the newest members of Scaly Slimy Spectacular - two male African slender-snouted crocodiles! These critically endangered crocs native to western Africa came to us from the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and are about 8 years old. They are around 5 feet long now, but can reach 10 feet and longer. We hope you'll visit them in their newly renovated waterfall habitat next time you're at the Zoo! Watch our story for a clickable link to the press release or visit zooatlanta.org/introducing-african-slender-snouted-crocodiles/ (photo by Ash Taylor) #OnlyZooATL #Ssspectacular
Wonderful day spent at the zoo with Steve and Allie. ❤️. #onlyzooatl #wsbtv #exploregeorgia #raw_community_member #raw_mod #raw_allanimals #ig_great_pics #ig_today #btsnap_member #animalsofinstagram #zoophotography ##everything_animals #everything_imaginable #jillsjam
#FunFact : The word colobus actually means “mutilated one!” If you remember from our recent #TakeoverTuesday , Angolan colobus adapted smaller thumbs as they evolved to help them swing through the trees. We’ve come up with a few names for our newest colobus that are a little more fitting, but we need your help. Click the link in our bio to vote! #OnlyZooATL 📷:Lynn Yakubinis
Jen W. brings us today's #panda update! #ZAPandas #OnlyZooATL . . Everyone knows that our resident male, Yang Yang, is a class-A clown and eternal cub-at-heart. While Lun Lun is more of a “businesswoman,” when the mood strikes she can get very playful. Her little shadows have been making sure that Mom doesn't spend too much time eating or sleeping lately. We've noticed a pattern over the last week or so that while lunchtime means naptime for Lun Lun, it's playtime for the girls. Like clockwork, Lun Lun schedules a morning siesta around Noon, and that's about the same time Ya Lun usually wakes up and decides that she needs to burn a lot of energy ... like now. If Mom's asleep, that's no problem! Ya Lun has developed the ability to pester her mom into abandoning any thought of naptime and rouses/forces her to play. Oddly enough, Ya Lun lets her sister continue her nap, but eventually the noises wakes Xi Lun and she joins in the fun right about the same time that Ya Lun decides to take a break. Translation: Lun Lun hasn't been getting very many naps lately. Jen W. Keeper III, Mammals
Shauna brings us today's #panda update! #ZAPandas #OnlyZooATL . . The cubs have both exceeded the 90-pound mark. Ya Lun is still the heavier of the two at around 43 kilograms, with Xi Lun at around 42 kilograms. They are little bamboo-eating machines and they've begun coming inside with Lun Lun almost every time we need to freshen up Lun's bamboo. Right now we have a species of bamboo called Sasa that the cubs are obsessed with. It is really long and skinny with just a few large leaves on top, which makes it the perfect bamboo for the cubs to work on their culming skills. Shauna Keeper II, Mammals
Happy Angolan colobus baby naming week! This week is going to be all about the littlest member of our Small African Primates group, who … does not have a name yet. So we need your help! Stay tuned for a week all about her, her family and her neighbors at Zoo Atlanta, and you’ll get a chance to vote for her name! (Photo by Jodi Carrigan) #OnlyZooATL
Zoo Atlanta has the best nocturnal adventure in town! Join one of our NightCrawlers for after-hours animal encounters, themed games and activities, and private guided tours of the Zoo. Spend the night, and spend the next day enjoying the Zoo in the sunshine! Our next NightCrawler is March 10. #OnlyZooATL https://zooatlanta.org/program/nightcrawler-family/
When children visit the Zoo, what they learn can last a lifetime. From environmental exploration to early exposure to conservation and animal care, Zoo Atlanta is a place where little ones can experience nature. Join our Adventure Cubs for an exciting, hands-on program where your cub can explore different toddler-friendly concepts about animals! #OnlyZooATL https://zooatlanta.org/program/adventure-cubs/
Saw MJ at the zoo today 🐐 @zooatl @jumpman23 @nba #onlystzooatl #onlyzooatl #goat #greatestofalltime #mj #michaeljordan #air #win #dub #champion #star #allstar #basketball #bulls #6for6 #rings #atlanta #atl #ITP #ITPlife #dunk #nba #ball #thegoat #jordan #aboyterphotos
Calling all artists! Zoo Atlanta is now accepting applications for Art Gone Wild 2018! If you’d like to bring your talent over and create artwork inspired by the animals and plants in the Zoo, send us samples of your work – find the application here: https://zooatlanta.org/event/art-gone-wild/ #OnlyZooATL
“Truly wonderful the mind of a child is” - Master Yoda @zooatl #onlyatzooatl #onlyzooatl #gorilla #baby #cute #adorable #atlanta #atl #babygorilla #curious #babyanimals #intelligent #eyes #smart #kind #children #wonder #starwars #yoda #quotes #dad #mom #protect #proud #family #love #life #smile #beautiful #aboyterphotos
It's a big world out there, little frog 🐸 ----------------------------- Juvenile Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas). Zoo Atlanta. Atlanta, Georgia.
February 3, 2017 // Atlanta, GA // Tiger
Shine bright like a diamond(back) 💎 ----------------------------- Eastern Diamondback (Crotalus adamanteus). Zoo Atlanta. Atlanta, Georgia.
February 3, 2017 // Atlanta, GA // Exotic Bird Exhibit
February 3, 2018 // Atlanta, GA // Giant Panda
Taylor's class is talking about sloth animals...so to see her reaction when she saw them in person was everything. She was so excited and ended up telling me all about it before our tour guide started. #onlyzooAtl #hosted #mombloggers #familytime #edblogger #purposemediagrouponline @zooatl
Do you have a child who loves conservation and the safe care of animals? Zoo Atlanta offers so many great programs for kids I will share more #ontheblog soon. #onlyzooAtl #hosted #mombloggers #familytime #socialmedia #edblogger #blogger #influencer @zooatl
The Education and PR Team at @zooatl took such great care of us today. The guided tour was such an incredible educational experience for both kids and adults. Wait to you see the growth and expansion including new dining experience in the near future plans. Winter at the Zoo was spectacular. Blog post coming soon. #onlyzooAtl #hosted #mombloggers #familytime #blogger #socialmedia #motherhood #kidbloggers #influencer