Rebecca Snyder, PhD
Curator of Mammals
Rebecca has made considerable contributions to the zoological community’s understanding of the care and study of giant pandas. She has produced numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers on maternal, developmental and reproductive behavior, with studies conducted at both Zoo Atlanta and China’s Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. She worked at the Blank Park Zoo before joining Zoo Atlanta as a research student in 1992; previous experience also includes work with tigers. Rebecca also serves on the Steering Committee of the AZA Bear Taxon Advisory Group.
Rebecca has a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Iowa State University and a Master’s degree and PhD in Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She serves as an adjunct faculty member of Georgia State University.