New Arrivals

Wondering what’s new at Zoo Atlanta? Sometimes that’s a question of who’s new! Meet some of our recent Zoo babies and new arrivals. 
Kangaroo joey 
Estimated birth April 5-April 18, 2014 

Red kangaroos are born hairless, blind and roughly the size of a jellybean. After a gestation period of 30 to 40 days, the neonate instinctively crawls to its mother’s pouch and beings nursing. Over a period of several months, the newborn continues to develop until it is large enough to begin venturing from the pouch.
Chilean flamingos
Hatched on July 30, 2014
Flamingo chicks start out pure white, graduating to a fuzzy grey before ultimately sporting their parents’ gorgeous pink. These little guys will be hand-reared by our Bird Team for their first couple of months, but we hope to see them out with the adults later this fall. (Photo by Meghann Adams.)

Giant Otters

July 3, 2014

Brand-new to Zoo Atlanta this summer, giant otters are the largest of the otter species, with males growing to lengths of as much as 6.2 feet and weights of up to 70 pounds. Look for male Bakairi and female Yzma on exhibit during the first half of the day; their smaller cousins the Asian small-clawed otters may be on exhibit later in the afternoon.


April 17, 2014
Shirley’s pregnancy was confirmed via ultrasound in February 2014. Warthog gestation averages five to six months, with a typical litter size of three to five piglets. 
Eastern Bongo 

April 12, 2014
Matilda, a 5-year-old eastern bongo, gave birth to a male calf on April 12, 2014. The calf is the third offspring for Matilda and 6-year-old male Tambo. 

Schmidt’s guenon

November 30, 2013

Jill is an experienced mother, and the baby is thriving. Find out more about Schmidt’s guenons>


African lions

November 19, 2013

The cubs are the second litter for Kiki and 9-year-old male Kamau. Read more>

The Iranian eyelid gecko

This species is only rarely seen in zoos. Our Herpetology Team had never seen a youngster until one hatched here at the Zoo in October 2013.

Flowerback box turtle

October 15, 2013

Cuora galbinifrons, hatched here at Zoo Atlanta and weighed in at 23.9 grams. 

Bornean orangutan

September 14, 2013

The Bornean orangutan infant born to Miri on September 14, 2013, appears to be healthy and is doing well in his mother’s care. Read more >

Western lowland gorilla

August 30, 2013

Sukari, a 15-year-old western lowland gorilla, gave birth to a female infant. A grandchild of the legendary late Willie B., the newborn is the 20th gorilla born in The Ford African Rain Forest since 1988, and is the second gorilla born at Zoo Atlanta in 2013. Read more >

Eastern black rhinoceros

August 17, 2013

Andazi, a 7-year-old eastern black rhinoceros, gave birth to a calf, read more >
hoto by keeper Kendra Stout

Golden lion tamarin

July 27, 2013

Robin, an 8-year-old golden lion tamarin, gave birth to three infants on July 27, 2013, but two did not survive. Read more>


Giant panda twins
July 15, 2013
The first of the tiny duo arrived at 6:21 p.m., and its twin followed at 6:23 p.m. The cubs are the first giant pandas to be born in the U.S. in 2013 and the first twins to be born in the U.S. since 1987.
Find out more on panda cub updates >


Iranian eyelid gecko
July 5, 2013
The Iranian eyelid gecko (Eublepharis angramainyu) is part of the Eublepharidae family, the only geckos to have movable eyelids! The etymology of their scientific name is the combination of the Greek words 'eu' = good | 'blephar' = eyelid.
Check out the other new species to the reptile house: Jamaican boas, Mexican horned vipers, and banded rock rattlesnakes.


Lake Zacapu salamander

March 26, 2013

We have a new amphibian on exhibit now in the World of Reptiles: the Lake Zacapu salamander. This is a really neat, fully aquatic salamander that regularly swims around the habitat.


Guatemalan beaded lizard

March 26, 2013

A total of five Guatemalan beaded lizards have hatched at Zoo Atlanta. The world’s rarest lizard species is believed to number fewer than 200 individuals in the wild; Zoo Atlanta houses the world’s only zoological collection outside Guatemala. Find out more >


Western lowland gorilla

March 14, 2013

Lulu, a 13-year-old western lowland gorilla, gave birth to an infant late in the evening on March 14, 2013. Andi is Lulu’s first surviving offspring and the seventh for 23-year-old family leader Taz. She is a grandchild of Zoo Atlanta’s most legendary resident, the late Willie B.

Meet the gorillas >


Golden lion tamarins 
March 12, 2013 
Robin and Theo are parents again! Robin gave birth to two infants on March 12. See the new babies with their parents and older siblings in their habitat near the Children’s Zoo. 


Sumatran orangutan

January 10, 2013

Blaze, a 16-year-old Sumatran orangutan, gave birth to a male infant on January 10,  2013. Pongo was delivered via Caesarean section with the consultation of an extensive pre-appointed medical team that comprised human obstetricians, neonatologists and veterinary anesthesiologists. 

More info and updates >