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Update on our lemur troop:  

The Animal Management and Veterinary Teams are closely monitoring our lemur troop as a result of the illness of Julius, an 11-year-old male ring-tailed lemur, and the death of Ringo, an 11-year-old-male ring-tailed lemur who was euthanized on February 2. Julius is currently in guarded condition and is receiving treatment and supportive care. While histopathology results are pending, the Veterinary Team believes toxoplasmosis to be the cause of both animals’ declines. The troop’s other members, ring-tailed lemur Neal and black-and-white-ruffed lemurs Ian, Luna and Malaky, are being treated with preventative medication and are under close observation by the Veterinary Team. The lemurs will remain off-exhibit as the Animal Management and Veterinary Teams take additional preventative measures, including removing and replacing substrate materials in the animals’ outdoor habitat to eliminate materials which may have been contaminated via an outside source such as a feral cat. 

Toxoplasmosis, which is caused by a protozoal parasite that may be found in the feces of cats, is often fatal to lemurs, which are particularly sensitive to the disease as a result of their evolutionary biology. Our Veterinary Team and animal care professionals are presently taking every proactive measure available to ensure the health of Julius and the other members of the troop. There is no health risk to Zoo Members and guests. Toxoplasmosis is most commonly associated with cat feces, and cats are the only known hosts. Other animals may contract the illness by ingesting contaminated soil, plants, water or meat. 

Please follow this link from our homepage to read the full story, and please join us in commending our veterinary and animal care teams for their tireless efforts and commitment to the animals. http://www.zooatlanta.org/home/article_content/lemur_troop_update
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Good luck and all strength to keepers and the veterinary team! 
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#KejuKernel: So much fun! Madu and her kids, Keju, Remy and Dumadi, in a wonderful photo by Lynne LaVallee.
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Keep orangutans in mind when purchasing Valentine’s Day candy

You might not realize it, but around 40 to 50 percent of your household products contain palm oil.  It can be found in snack foods, shampoo, cosmetics and more. In order to convert the nutrient-rich soils of Indonesia and Malaysia for palm oil production, entire rainforests are destroyed on the scale of 300 football fields every hour. Orangutans and many other animals cannot survive without these forests.  The next time you’re shopping, take a look at the label. We encourage you to shop for products made with only sustainable palm oil.  Check out zooatlanta.org for your orangutan friendly shopping guide and more information!   #WildlifeMattersZA 
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Scientists estimate we are currently losing up to 100 species per day.

When you sponsor an animal, you help us continue our conservation work here at the Zoo and around the world. This Valentine’s Day, you can help with conservation by purchasing our Limited-Release Sponsorship, the Valentine’s Day Flamingo!

Click here to sponsor a flamingo: http://buff.ly/1mdNawM

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Pandas consume anywhere from 20 to 40 pounds of bamboo each day to get all their nutrients

A giant panda’s digestive system resembles that of a carnivore more than an herbivore – so much of what is eaten is passed as waste. To obtain this much food means that a panda must spend 10 to 16 hours a day foraging and eating! The rest of their time is usually spent sleeping and resting.

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Hola Atlanta como te fui hoi esperu bien buenas nuches
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Pandas and a personalized card? It’s our PandaGram!

Send one or send many; either way you’re supporting Zoo Atlanta and guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face. #ZAPandas

Customize your PandaGram here: http://buff.ly/1QcZqG8

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Mondays were made for naps!

Especially after all that bamboo eating… #ZAPandas
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Support Zoo Atlanta’s giant panda program and share an adorable PandaGram!

With just a minimum donation of $10, you can send some panda love and make a difference! Make someone smile, and help with Zoo Atlanta’s daily giant panda operations. Check out https://give.zooatlanta.org/pandagram?source=15AFZAW to choose your PandaGram today!

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Come have a ball at the Zoo!

The pandas are waiting… #ZAPandas
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It looks so cute!!!!!!😁😁😁
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#TBT to super-mom Madu with her first foster son, Bernas, in 2005!

Although Madu has never had any biological offspring of her own, she continues to amaze us with the incredible job she does as a mother!
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The sloth is the world’s slowest mammal

They may be slow in speed, but they quickly remind us of why we love them! How adorable is this photo; could baby Raisin be any cuter? #OnlyZooATL #sloth
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They are so sweet are they dangerous
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“To me, there’s no better zookeeping than bad weather zookeeping. Those are the days that remind me why I entered this career in the first place”

The reason might not be what you think! Make sure you check out our latest Keeper Blog entry from Mike Marazzi on February 2, to find out what inspired him to be a zookeeper. You might also find a little comic relief!

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