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April 14, 2014 - Eastern Bongo Born at Zoo Atlanta Welcome the newest ambassador for one of the Zoo’s rarest species 

April 4, 2014 - Introducing the VIP Pass New Zoo adventures and amenities will be available via smartphone this spring

April 4, 2014 - Zoos Go Blue at Zoo Atlanta The Zoo opens early on April 6 for families with children or individuals affected by autism

March 28, 2014 - Zoo Atlanta turns 125 March 28 commemorates a landmark day for Atlanta 

March 13, 2014 - March Brings Birthdays for Two Special Gorillas Kekla was the first gorilla born at Zoo Atlanta; Andi was the 20th

March 13, 2014 - Call for Artists for “Art Gone Wild” at Zoo Atlanta Apply by March 31 for consideration for the Zoo’s first plein air event 

March 13, 2014 - Zoo Atlanta Welcomes Three New Giraffes Newcomers Etana, Isooba and Zuberi and buddy Abu have formed a new herd

March 13, 2014 - Welcome Back, Kavi! Male Sumatran tiger returns to Atlanta for another chance at fatherhood

February 27, 2014 - Matilda the eastern bongo is expecting Spring will bring a brand-new ambassador for a critically endangered species 

February 21, 2014 - Shirley the Warthog is Expecting Experienced mom will soon welcome one of the Zoo’s most reliable signs of spring

Febraury 18, 2014 - And dad makes pride! African lion cubs may now be seen on exhibit with both parents 

February 14, 2014 - Spend President’s Day Weekend at Zoo Atlanta Weekend will feature Valentine fun for Zoo residents, sightings of panda cubs and lion cubs, and more

January 21, 2014 - Job fair at Zoo Atlanta Apply for more than 70 seasonal positions on Tuesday, January 28

January 17, 2014 - Update on 8-week-old lion cubs Three adorable brothers and their sister may make their first appearance on Monday, January 20 

January 17, 2014 - Mei Lun and Mei Huan are the Giant Panda Zoo Awards cubs of 2013 Zoo Atlanta pandas and staff win awards in all five of their nominated categories

January 16, 2014 - Which bears will take home 2013 Giant Panda Zoo Awards? Awards ceremony will be hosted at Zoo Atlanta on January 17  

January 15, 2014 - Eastern bongo briefly leaves habitat at Zoo Atlanta

January 13, 2014 - 2013 was another history-making year for Zoo Atlanta One of the wettest years on record didn’t dampen attendance or a notable number of births 

December 27, 2013 - Zoo Atlanta salutes its treasured seniors Gorilla pioneer Shamba is in guarded condition  

December 17, 2013 - Art Gone Wild Planned at Zoo Atlanta “Plein Air” goes wild with inspiration in June 2014

December 13, 2013 - Update on giant pandas Po, Mei Lun and Mei Huan

December 5, 2013 - Name announced for Zoo Atlanta’s youngest gorilla Sukari’s infant has been named Anaka 

November 29, 2013 - Black Friday is Black and White Friday at Zoo Atlanta

November 20, 2013 - African lion cubs born at Zoo Atlanta Experienced mom Kiki adds a litter of tiny felines to a bumper crop of Zoo babies

November 15, 2013 - China Departure Postponed for Giant Pandas Xi Lan and Po

November 13, 2013 - Giant pandas Xi Lan and Po prepare to depart for China 

November 7, 2013 - The rhino calf has a name: Jabari! Swahili word for “fearless” is chosen in honor of longtime Zoo supporters                   

October 31, 2013 - Celebrate Hispanic heritage at Fiesta de la Familia presented by Wells Fargo Live music, dance, character meet-and-greets, and more on Sunday, November 3

October 30, 2013 - Kiki the African lioness is expecting! Fall will bring the latest in a string of adorable new arrivals at Zoo Atlanta 

October 29, 2013 - Sloths from Zoo Atlanta debut on Animal Planet L!VE Cocoa, Bonnie and Okra will introduce viewers to life in slow motion on an all-new webcam 

October 23, 2013 - Announcing the names of Lun Lun's twins! Giant panda cub duo has been named Mei Lun and Mei Huan via national vote 

October 18, 2013 - Boo at the Zoo begins this Weekend! Fun family Halloween festival kicks off Saturday, October 19

October 18, 2013 - Announcing the Winner of the PANDA Extravaganza Sweepstakes! Texas resident has won a giant panda fan’s experience of a lifetime

October 9, 2013 - Voting Begins to Name the Giant Panda Cubs Zoo Atlanta has partnered with Good Morning America to let panda fans decide

October 3, 2013 - Voting begins soon to name the giant panda twins Zoo Atlanta and Good Morning America will invite fans to vote on one of five sets of names 

September 19, 2013 - BABIES! BABIES! BABIES! See, celebrate, share, and protect at Zoo Atlanta this weekend 

September 16, 2013 - Bornean orangutan born at Zoo Atlanta Fans can prepare to coo over a brand-new redhead with a powerful conservation message

September 12, 2013 - Two Panda Fans’ Dreams Will Come True In October 2013 Enter PANDAExtravaganza to win an all-expenses-paid chance of a lifetime 

September 6, 2013 - A weekend of new arrivals at Zoo Atlanta Lucky guests may get a peek at a new red panda and a 3-week-old rhino calf

September 5, 2013 - Last chance for tickets to Jazzoo 2013! Time is running out for tickets to the sixth-annual creative cocktail bash

September 3, 2013 - Is that the rhino calf? Look for sightings of the exciting new arrival starting September 3

August 30, 2013 - Western Lowland Gorilla Born at Zoo Atlanta Sukari delivers another grandchild for the famed Willie B.

August 18, 2013 - Eastern black rhinoceros born at Zoo Atlanta First-time mom Andazi delivers the first rhino born at the Zoo

August 15, 2013 - Giant panda twins turn 1 month old Lun Lun’s bundles have begun to look like pandas – what’s next? 

August 7, 2013 - Golden lion tamarins from Zoo Atlanta debut on Animal Planet L!VE Robin, Theo and their growing family are the subjects of a new live webcam 

August 5, 2013 - Slasher the Komodo dragon passes at Zoo Atlanta Popular reptile made lasting impressions on Zoo guests for two decades 

August 2, 2013 - How do you move someone that’s 120 years old and weighs 500 pounds? Zoo Atlanta prepares for Aldabra giant tortoise swap with Knoxville Zoo 

July 30, 2013 - Golden lion tamarins born at Zoo Atlanta Three born to Robin on July 27, but two did not survive 

July 24, 2013 - Birth window opens for Andazi the eastern black rhinoceros First-time mom will soon deliver the first rhino born at Zoo Atlanta in more than 124 years

July 19, 2013 - Sukari the western lowland gorilla is expecting Newborn will be one of two infant gorillas born in 2013

July 18, 2013 - Two more boys for Lun Lun! Giant panda twins born on July 15 have been confirmed to be her fourth and fifth male offspring

July 15, 2013 - Lun Lun the giant panda gives birth to twins! New arrivals are the fourth – and fifth – for Lun Lun and Yang Yang 

July 10, 2013 - Giant panda birthwatch has begun! Round-the-clock monitoring begins as Lun Lun prepares to deliver cub number four 

July 2, 2013 - Now open: Splash Fountain The jets are officially running on the all-new water play experience

July 2, 2013 - Lun Lun the giant panda is expecting! Ultrasound and hormonal results reveal that the fourth cub to be born at Zoo Atlanta will arrive this month 

June 28, 2013 - Splash Fountain opens July 2 Zoo Atlanta starts the jets on the all-new water feature on Independence Day

June 27, 2013 - PNC Foundation supports the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass Popular library checkout program offers Georgia families free Zoo admission 

June 24, 2013 - Lily the giraffe departs for new adventures Long, tall cargo leaves Zoo Atlanta to join a herd in St. Louis 

June 20, 2013 - Eastern black rhino pregnancy update Ultrasound view of rhino fetus suggests that first-time mom Andazi is progressing well 

June 17, 2013 - Third annual Dreamnight at Zoo Atlanta The Zoo hosted a memorable evening for a special group of courageous children on June 14

June 13, 2013 - Zoo Atlanta welcomes new Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer Zoe Nieminen has joined Zoo leadership as head of Institutional Advancement

June 12, 2013 - Festive summer weekend: Asian Heritage Day and Father’s Day Asian Heritage Day is June 15; fathers enjoy free admission on June 16

May 31, 2013 - Miri the Bornean Orangutan is Expecting Newborn ape will be the second orangutan born at the Zoo in 2013

May 28, 2013 - Zoo Atlanta to break ground on new amphibian and reptile experience The first ceremonial shovels will hit their marks on June 4 

May 23, 2013 - Memorial Day Weekend at Zoo Atlanta Brew at the Zoo is May 25, and the Zoo observes extended weekend hours on May 27

May 17, 2013 - Celebrate Endangered Species Day Hope, not gloom and doom, should be the message for wildlife around the world

May 14, 2013 - Shandy the red panda passes at Zoo Atlanta

May 13, 2013 - Coming soon: Splash Fountain New water play experience will open in summer 2013 

May 9, 2013 - Brew at the Zoo presented by Xfinity and AMC Tickets are on sale now for Atlanta’s wildest beer and wine festival 

May 8, 2013 - Finally, a peek at Pongo! Guests may get a glimpse as the infant orangutan and his mother Blaze make trips outside

May 6, 2013 - Farasi the African lion passes at Zoo Atlanta Zoo guests and Grant Park residents will miss hearing Farasi’s familiar roar

May 1, 2013 - The Beastly Feast to benefit Zoo Atlanta Anticipated fundraiser returns with Swing Fling on May 4

April 24, 2013 - The world’s oldest living male gorilla turns 52 Beloved patriarch Ozzie was one of the original pioneers of The Ford African Rain Forest at Zoo Atlanta

April 19, 2013 - Party For The Planet At Zoo Atlanta Signature Earth Day event promises a Sunday packed with family fun on April 21 

April 17, 2013 - Plan your own landscape oasis at the Zoo Plant Sale Browse 150 species of hand-selected botanical beauties on Saturday, April 20

April 16, 2013 - Annual CEO State Of The Zoo Breakfast 

April 1, 2013 - Zoo files building permit application for new amphibian/reptile complex