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. 


Born September 19, 2016 

These adorable chinchilla kits were born at our Wieland Wildlife Home on September 19. Chinchillas are critically endangered in the wild from being illegally hunted for their fur.


Western lowland gorilla

Born September 18, 2016 

Kudzoo, a 22-year-old western lowland gorilla, gave birth to a female infant during the afternoon of September 18, 2016. The newborn is the third offspring of Kudzoo and 27-year-old silverback Taz and is a granddaughter of Kudzoo’s famous father, the late Willie B.


Giant panda cubs 

Born September 3, 2016 

Lun Lun, a 19-year-old giant panda, gave birth to the second of her twins at 8:07 a.m. on September 3, 2016. Her first cub arrived at 7:20 a.m. The cubs, the first giant pandas born in the U.S. in 2016, are the second pair of twins for Lun Lun. The twins are Lun Lun’s and Yang Yang’s sixth and seventh cubs. 


Angolan colobus

Born August 9, 2016 

Adanna and George gave birth to an infant on August 9, 2016. Born completely white, she’ll take about 6 months to fully get the black coloration Angolan colobus monkeys are known for!

Angolan colobus monkeys are visually stunning animals, easily recognized by their black faces framed by long locks of snow-white hair. Native to forests throughout much of central Africa, the species is not currently listed as endangered. 

Louisiana pine snakes 

Hatched August 14, 2016 

These exciting new arrivals are the first Louisiana pine snakes hatched at Zoo Atlanta. The endangered Louisiana pine snake is one of the rarest snake species in North America and is not often seen in the wild. 

Wreathed hornbill 

Female, hatched May 14, 2016 

This little beauty recently came out of the nest. Look for the growing chick with her mom, Zelda, in Trader’s Alley. 

Arya and Stark 
Kunekune pigs 

Arrived spring 2016 
Kunekune pigs Arya (female) and Stark (male) are the newest additions to our friendly herd of animal ambassadors in the Outback Station petting zoo. 
Schmidt’s guenon 

Born May 20, 2016 
Gus is the third offspring of Schmidt’s guenons Jill and Jasiri. See Gus and his mom and dad and big brother Kibali in the Monkeys of Makokou habitat in The Ford African Rain Forest. 
Angolan colobus monkey

Born June 12, 2016

The first offspring of George and Lami, Orlando resides in the Monkeys of Makokou habitat with our Angolan colobus troop. Angolan colobus infants are born pure white, acquiring their parents’ signature black-and-white coloration by the time they’re about 6 months old. 
Chilean flamingo chicks 

Hatched in July 2016 
Flamingo Plaza is home to six new arrivals, some of which are the offspring of first-time parents who also hatched at Zoo Atlanta. 
Bornean orangutan 

October 18, 2015

A very special traveler arrived in Atlanta to meet the remarkable ape that Zoo Atlanta experts hope will become her new mother. Keju has joined the Zoo Atlanta family from the Dane County Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wis. On October 29, 2015 Keju met Madu, a 32-year-old female Sumatran orangutan who has successfully fostered three youngsters over the past 13 years.

Meet the orangutans

Bald eagle

July 2, 2015 

Sequoyah experienced an injury that affected his future ability to succeed in the wild. He was returned to health by a rehabilitation center, but because of a permanent wing injury, he was in need of a lifelong home in human care. We’re thrilled to welcome this magnificent new arrival and introduce his species to you! 

American alligator

May 20, 2015

Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience welcomes its most spectacular debut yet. Four adult American alligators have joined the complex in its marquee exhibit, an indoor lagoon with a 30-foot naturalistic waterfall. 

Hoffman's two-toed sloth

April 29, 2015

Sloth gestation averages 11 to 12 months, and infants are born fully-furred, with their eyes open and teeth already present. This is the first sloth ever born at Zoo Atlanta.