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Responsible Pet Ownership - Zoo Atlanta

Are there city ordinances or state laws that prevent you from acquiring the pet you want? For … Is this pet for a child or an adult? For example, some hamsters are very cranky when awoken … Is this an animal you want to have a strong bond with or one you want watch and enjoy? A rabbit … How long do you want to care for this animal? Some pets can live 2-3 years like a rat or hamster; a … Is a cat or a dog the right animal for you? If you’re looking for an animal who you can be sure will … See full list on zooatlanta.org

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Choices for responsible pet ownership - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 01, 2020  · Zoo Atlanta is an advocate of responsible pet ownership and care. In many of our educational programs, signage and presentations, we provide messaging on this important issue that impacts not only pets, but wildlife around the world. Choosing a new pet is really adding a new member of the family. It’s so important to choose … Continue reading "Choices for responsible pet ownership"

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Giant Panda - Zoo Atlanta

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Blue-and-yellow Macaw - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Blue-and-yellow macaws are commonly found in the pet trade. Within the United States, most parrots are bred for the pet trade; however, they do not make good pets for most people. Macaws make a variety of vocalizations, including loud calls, squawks and screams which echo through the forest canopy.

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Considering a pet? Consider these tips - Zoo …

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Are you ready to adopt a pet? - Zoo Atlanta

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Animals - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Animal Legends. Status in the Wild At Risk Critically Endangered Endangered Extinct in the Wild Not Evaluated Not Threatened Habitat Cloud Forests Deserts Dry Forest Dry Forests Forests Grasslands Mountains Rainforests Rivers Scrublands Urban Areas Wetlands Woodlands. Diet Carnivore Frugivore Herbivore Insectivore Omnivore.

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ZooPaws Pet Adoption Event - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 16, 2019  · Zoo Atlanta and Atlanta Humane Society will team up on the third-annual ZooPaws pet adoption event on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The community event will take place in Grant Park, just outside the gates of Zoo Atlanta, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 60 dogs found forever homes at ZooPaws in 2018, with over 100 adoptable animals of all sizes ...

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Go Green - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Adopt a pet. An estimated 3 to 4 million homeless dogs and cats are euthanized at shelters each year. Spayed and neutered pets live longer and help to end the cycle of overpopulation and unwanted pets. Don’t forget the pet bunny—overpopulation has made the rabbit the third most common animal surrendered to shelters. Keep cats indoors.

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Committing to your new pet - Zoo Atlanta

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Spotted Turtle - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) The species is also popular as a pet, so illegal poaching continues to be a major threat to populations. Physical Features and Characteristics: The spotted turtle has tiny yellow spots on the head, neck, legs, and carapace, with a black background color. These spots make the spotted turtle difficult to see in its habitat of darkly stained water ...

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Corn Snake - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Collection for the pet trade was once a problem, but breeding programs in human care have helped resolve this issue. Although corn snakes are one of the most frequently bred species for the pet trade, owning corn snakes as pets is illegal in the state of Georgia, as is the ownership of any native reptile species. Zoo Atlanta Conservation Efforts:

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Zoo Atlanta welcomes new binturong - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 28, 2020  · Other threats include the pet trade and hunting for their meat, which is considered a delicacy in some parts of their range. Processed from the fruit of the African oil palm tree and harvested worldwide in warm and temperate climates, palm oil is one of the planet’s most commonplace commodities. It is found in over half of all household ...

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The Importance of Pet Adoption - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 21, 2020  · With all the extra time at home everyone has now, many people may be considering getting a new pet. But, just because your quarantined lifestyle may make sense for a pet, you really need to consider whether your post-social distancing life and schedule truly fits with the animal you may be welcoming into your home. … Continue reading "The Importance of Pet Adoption"

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Red Panda - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Red pandas are classified in their own family, Ailuridae, and are distantly related to raccoons. Unlike their name suggests, they are not related to giant pandas, which are bears. These able climbers live at moderately high elevations in the Himalayas, where they forage widely for …

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Grey Parrot - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) The pet trade has heavily impacted grey parrot numbers due to their incredible ability to mimic sounds in their environment. It is thought that between the late 1990s and early 2000s, some 100,000 birds were captured from Cameroon for the pet trade in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

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Trading turtles and tortoises - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 01, 2021  · While some turtles are trafficked for their shells, meat or eggs, the pet trade spurs the movement of many turtles and tortoises out of their natural habitats. When we make responsible and informed decisions regarding pets, we help keep turtles where they belong. The exotic pet trade brings to mind images of tigers, lemurs, or other large ...

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MeerKlass: A Review - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 07, 2021  · He pleaded with his those taking his MeerKlass to be a responsible pet owner and get a pet, not a wild animal. He also encouraged his students to take steps to protect his environment by reducing their carbon footprint. After auditing his first-ever MeerKlass, I give Kingsley a solid 10/10. He was accessible, entertaining, and informative.

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Radiated Tortoise - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Radiated tortoises are only native to the island of Madagascar but have been introduced to two other small islands to the east - Réunion and Mauritius. They are named for the yellow lined patterns on their shells. They are herbivores and much of their diet comes from grazing on grasses, which helps keeps plants trimmed back. The illegal pet trade and poaching are major threats, and ...

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Bridging the gap - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 01, 2019  · Of course, guests can’t pet a lion or giant panda, but they can pet the herd animals and still bridge the gap of appreciating and cherishing all animals. I have quickly bonded to our herd here at zoo Atlanta. All of the goats and sheep have their own personalities that are unique to each individual. Come on by to the petting zoo; I’d love ...

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Zoo Atlanta Welcomes Baloo the Binturong - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Feb 12, 2020  · Other threats include the pet trade and hunting for their meat, which is considered a delicacy in some parts of their range. Processed from the fruit of the African oil palm tree and harvested worldwide in warm and temperate climates, palm oil is one …

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Blue-throated Macaw - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Blue-throated macaws are often called barba azul in Spanish, meaning “blue beard,” because of the bright blue coloration covering their throats. They play an important role in the ecosystem as seed dispersers. These intelligent and colorful birds are critically endangered and threatened by habitat loss and the illegal pet trade.

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New Year’s Conservalutions - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 19, 2018  · Research your next pet. If you’re looking for a real pet in 2019 like a cat or a dog, be sure to do your research first! Many times, pets are bought or adopted impulsively, and the long-term isn’t quite considered. Dogs and cats will require daily attention and exercise, will need medicine for fleas and potentially other medical issues ...

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Zoo Atlanta welcomes new binturong - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 28, 2020  · Zoo Atlanta welcomes Bramble, a 1-year-old female binturong, to the Complex Carnivores zone. A recent arrival from the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I., Bramble is still acclimating to her new home, so there is not yet a guarantee of seeing her.

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ZooPaws Pet Adoption Event - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 16, 2019  · Find your new best friend among over 100 adoptable dogs just outside the Zoo on April 27. Zoo Atlanta and Atlanta Humane Society will team up on the third-annual ZooPaws pet adoption event on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The community event will take place in Grant Park, just outside the gates of Zoo Atlanta, from … Continue reading "ZooPaws Pet Adoption Event"

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Giraffe Feeding - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Giraffe feedings must be purchased separately on the day of your visit. Days Available: Daily, weather permitting. TIME: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: $3 - Debit or Credit only. Location: Giraffe. Age Range: All Ages*. Age Specifications: *Children 3 years old and under must be held by a parent/guardian during the feeding experience.

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Rules - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Zoo Atlanta Rules. Zoo Atlanta is a family-friendly environment where everyone deserves to have a great experience. To make the most of your visit, and to ensure the same experience for others, please keep a few rules in mind as you enjoy the Zoo.

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birds Archives - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 01, 2020  · Choices for responsible pet ownership Zoo Atlanta is an advocate of responsible pet ownership and care. In many of our educational programs, signage and presentations,...

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Bali Mynah - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) The Bali mynah’s status as a symbol of wealth and popularity within the pet trade have dramatically reduced wild populations to a very small number of birds. Bali mynahs are currently found only in a portion of the Indonesian island of Bali. Bali mynahs may be seen year-round at Zoo Atlanta, but on colder or rainier days, they may choose to ...

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Take flight in May - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) May 04, 2021  · Wild birds are often collected for the pet trade, but many are also collected or hunted for food, their parts, or for sport. Did you know that birds, mainly parrots, are in the top five of preferred pets in the U.S.? Internationally, as many as 800,000 wild birds are collected and imported to the U.S. each year for the pet trade.

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Know before you visit - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago)  As part of our commitment to the continued well-being of our guests, team members and the animals in our care, and in ongoing efforts to assist our community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented enhanced protocols and procedures you will notice during your visit. Timed Ticketing General admission guests must select … Continue reading "Know before you visit"

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Wild Encounter: Elephant - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) During this one-hour Wild Encounter experience, you will learn about elephants with a Zoo Educator before heading behind the scenes to meet up with members of the Elephant Care Team and find out more about elephant care at the Zoo. Of course, no Elephant Wild Encounter would be complete without the opportunity to hand-feed one of the “girls” an afternoon snack.

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Combating the illegal wildlife trade - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 05, 2020  · The illegal wildlife trade: What’s the issue? The illegal wildlife trade is one of the biggest threats to conservation. This market, estimated to be a multibillion dollar industry, focuses on the trafficking of plants/live animals or products made from plants or animals. Often, these animals and products are used for the exotic pet trade, traditional … Continue reading "Combating the ...

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Wild Encounter: Aldabra Tortoise - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Meet at the Aldabra giant tortoise habitat near Scaly, Slimy Spectacular 15 minutes before the Wild Encounter. Please note that this encounter brings you up-close to an animal in a staff-only area with an Animal Care Team member but does take place in public view. Days Available: Monday, Friday and Saturday at 3:15 p.m. Cost: $42 + Zoo admission.

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Crowned Lemur - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Crowned lemurs, like all lemurs, are primates only found on the island of Madagascar, off the southeastern coast of Africa. Out of all lemur species, crowned lemurs are the most sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females look very different. They are an endangered species, threatened by habitat loss and are hunted for food and the pet trade.

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Impressed Tortoise of Trader's Alley - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) May 18, 2017  · Impressed tortoises are native to mountain forests in southeast Asia, so she fits right in with the other animals you can see in Trader’s Alley. Unfortunately, like many other species of turtle or tortoise, her wild counterparts are threatened with poaching for the pet trade. She’s a great example of why it’s always a good idea to do your ...

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Thursday, May 12 - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) May 12, 2016  · Even though none of the birds are domestic, they can be trained using similar methods as pet dogs. Keepers at the World of Wild Theater use only reward-based training methods so the birds have a choice in whether or not they will participate in training sessions or shows. The birds quickly learn that they will be rewarded for their efforts, so ...

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Palm Oil - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) What is palm oil? Palm oil comes from the fruit of the African oil palm tree and is grown all over the world in warm and temperate climates. Over half of our household products contain this commonplace oil, which is found in snack foods, shampoo, cosmetics, toothpaste, pet food, candy and even milk.

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Spring Break must-dos at the Zoo - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 30, 2018  · Week kicks off with Gorilla Egg Hunts and More on March 31. Spring Break Week kicks off with a favorite seasonal tradition at Gorilla Egg Hunts and More on Saturday, March 31, 2018, and looking into the week ahead, Zoo Atlanta offers a number of tips for making the most of all the Zoo experience … Continue reading "Spring Break must-dos at the Zoo"

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Summer Brings Baby Animals at the Zoo - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 20, 2017  · Also known as the Stanley crane, the blue crane is the national bird of South Africa. Although the species is protected, wild populations have declined dramatically as a result of urbanization, collection for the pet trade and poisoning by farmers who consider the birds crop pests. Sidewinders. Six sidewinders were born on May 24, 2017.

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The source of the amphibian chytrid fungi - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 31, 2018  · The Asian toad was imported from southern Asia and sold in a pet store, and a well-meaning person released it into the canyon. This is how Utah lost all but one or two of its populations of an abundant native toad. All of the Rocky Mountain states have the same story, and now we have a clear image of how it started. ...

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Quarters for Conservation - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) The association’s community-centered approach works to educate and engage local people in protecting macaws from poaching, rather than exploiting the birds in the illegal pet trade and decorative feather trade. How YOU can help. Be an informed consumer. Buy only paper and wood products that have the Forestry Stewardship Council logo.

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Do the macaws talk? - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 29, 2019  · So why do pet parrots copy human words, you ask? Because to them we are their flock! Though they may not fully understand what they are mimicking, parrots do understand that copying our sounds or “dialect” better ensures them a place within the family group.

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Wild Encounter: Rhino - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Please note that availability is limited for all Wild Encounters. Please note that this encounter brings you up-close to an animal in a staff-only area with an Animal Care Team member but does take place in public view. Days Available: Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. Cost: $99 + Zoo admission.

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Chilean rose hair tarantula - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) This medium-sized tarantula species gets its name from the pinkish hue of the hairs on its back. Like all spiders, Chilean rose hair tarantulas are venomous. Their venom primarily helps them eat and is not known to be fatal in humans, but reactions can vary widely from person to person. These tarantulas are known for their docile and relatively slow-moving nature. While males typically only ...

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“No Animals Harmed”… the price of fame - Zoo Atlanta

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 29, 2021  · Thinking back to movies and TV shows I enjoyed growing up, many of them included non-human primate actors. Primates are cute, funny, and smart. It is understandable that they would be considered entertaining. Although a small factor, use in the entertainment industry is a potent driving force for primate wildlife trade worldwide. Unfortunately, the price … Continue reading "“No Animals ...

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