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Zoo Atlanta will close early on Sat., May 28, as we prepare for Brew at the Zoo presented by Groupon. Gates will close at 3 p.m.; Zoo grounds will close at 4 p.m.
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Yay! Can't wait! Looking forward to another fabulous event!
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#KejuKernel: Nobody knows how to hang better than an orangutan! (Photo by Jennifer Williams)
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In additional to perching, browse is an important source of enrichment for many of the bird species here at the Zoo. Here, Curator James is giving my fellow keeper Allie and me a lesson about browse around the Zoo. Ten gold stars to whoever can I.D. this plant! #TakeoverTuesday – Taylor Rubin, Keeper I, Birds
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Providing perching for our birds is an important part of my job. Birds of different sizes, flight patterns, and individual preferences require different perching in their habitats. Today, the bird team (Allie, Kyle and intern Maddie) is working together to put up some new perching in one of our exhibits. #TakeoverTuesday – Taylor Rubin, Keeper I, Birds
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OK, this may look like a pile of dirt to you, but to the flamingos here at the Zoo, it’s so much more! Chilean flamingos build mounds out of mud and clay to create nests. As we approach breeding season for them, we keepers need to make sure we’re providing them with all the materials they need. Curator James and I went on an adventure to secure the clay you see above, and then called on Horticulture Gabe to help us move it. Keepers often work closely with other departments here at the Zoo, and we are grateful to our Horticulture Team for all their help and expertise. #TakeoverTuesday – Taylor Rubin, Keeper I, Birds
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It’s baby season here at the Zoo, and we have two new additions to our superb starling family. Unlike larger mammals, such as primates, it is often difficult to individually identify different birds by sight alone. To ensure that we are tracking the health and husbandry needs of every individual bird, we place a colored band on the legs of many of our birds. This new superb starling was just outfitted with a brand-new blue band and is now ready to start exploring the aviary. #TakeoverTuesday – Taylor Rubin, Keeper I, Birds
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It's a bird. A starling - looking at the camera with its right eye.
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Babies!

Many tiny bird chicks have hatched to join the ranks of our Zoo family. Check out a post by Allie, Keeper I of Birds and Program Animals, on May 24 to read about all our new chicks. www.zooatlanta.org/keeper_blog #OnlyZooATL
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Introducing Quarters for Conservation!

We’re going to #changetheworld, 25 cents at a time. We’re now thrilled to share that 25 cents of every general admission ticket purchased at Zoo Atlanta is contributed to field conservation programs. In addition to all of the other active conservation work the Zoo is already doing for wildlife and wild places around the world, we now expect to be able to increase our conservation commitment by nearly $100,000 a year. Our 2016 projects are Elephants for Africa, the Golden Lion Tamarin Association and Project Golden Frog. Next time you’re at the Zoo, visit our Quarters for Conservation kiosk to vote for where your quarter will go! Learn more here, and help us #changetheworld!

http://www.zooatlanta.org/home/article_content/quarters_for_conservation
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OK, I am not normally one for selfies, but how could I resist taking one with the handsome Rwenzori? Thanks so much for hanging out with me today on #TakeoverTuesday; I hope to see you at the Zoo soon! – Taylor Rubin, Keeper I, Birds
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In the afternoons, keepers have time for special projects like training, enrichment, or exhibit maintenance. Today I am station-training Acacia, our female hooded vulture. The goal is to get Acacia to voluntarily move to her station (the patch of green turf on the ground) when I cue her (by pointing). Positive reinforcement training pairs a reward, in this case food, with a desirable behavior, thus increasing the likelihood of that desirable behavior occurring again. The purpose of station training is to more easily facilitate shifting birds to a specific location within their exhibit, specifically into a protected holding area. #TakeoverTuesday – Taylor Rubin, Keeper I, Birds
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I don’t know if you’ve heard, but we have TWO kori bustard chicks at the Zoo! This glamour shot is the elder of the two, enjoying some fun in the sun. #TakeoverTuesday – Taylor Rubin, Keeper I, Birds
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Why, hello there, Farkus! Farkus is our male Argus pheasant and resident Casanova. While other birds use their secondary flight feathers to help them fly, Argus pheasants have evolved to instead use them as part of their mating display. Few keepers can enter Farkus’s enclosure without being treated to his courtship display. #TakeoverTuesday – Taylor Rubin, Keeper I, Birds
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We envision a world in which humankind values, protects and preserves the diversity of species on Earth.

We strive to inspire people to value wildlife on Earth and to help safeguard existing species through conservation.
We do this by:

  • Providing an informative, educational, and engaging experience,
  • Being respectful and responsible stewards of the animals and the physical and financial assets entrusted to us, and
  • Engaging in related conservation activities and research.
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Zoo Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.