Speed dating workshop to pair interns and researchers
Finally, nothing makes you feel more festive than a Christmas tree!We are lucky enough to get several trees donated to the Zoo- and our gorillas love them! The gorillas love to strip and eat the bark off of the trees.And Gus, the Schimidt’s guenon baby, is finally running around with his mischievous older brother, Kibali.Here’s to hoping that they don’t get into more trouble in 2017! She’s probably the prettiest gorilla baby I’ve ever seen and I cannot wait to see her take her first steps soon.To ensure that our tropical species stay at their toasty thermal optimums, we crank up the heat a little extra in many of the habitats to battle the winter chill, which for some leads to the opposite effect that winter has on our temperate species, they get more active instead of hunkering down.A good example is Baruti, our black-throated monitor ().The coming year is expected to bring new and fun surprises for the Herpetology Department, so please be sure to come visit. It’s been a great year here at Zoo Atlanta, especially in the Primate Department.Remember, even when it’s cold outside, the heat is ALWAYS on in Scaly Slimy Spectacular! We’ve had so many things happen this year, and I thought I’d share a few great moments.
We here at Zoo Atlanta love to take in all of the holiday cheer and we even let our gorillas get to take part in the holiday festivities!One of my favorite animal memories is getting to see Merry Leigh carry her baby sister for the first time. First, we had the addition of Keju, our sweet baby Bornean orangutan.She has taken well to her new orangutan family and is starting to climb the ropes like one too!The keepers love when the trees are delivered because the building smells so amazing!The holidays are my favorite time of the year and I am always so happy that we get to share this time with our gorillas.