In the wild, gorillas live in groups called troops or bands.  The troop is led by a dominant male gorilla, a silverback, who is easily identified by a silver strip of fur down his back.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a good shot of the silverback in the main exhibit at Zoo Atlanta, but I did […]

For as long as I can remember, my daughter Gigi has adored giraffes.  To me they resemble one another as both are tall, lean, and graceful. Here are three of my favorite photos of the giraffes at Zoo Atlanta. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below?      

Beginning with a panda cub carried into the United States in the arms of fashion designer Ruth Harkness in 1936, Americans have been fascinated by giant pandas for decades.  We fawned over Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, the 18-month-old pandas who were gifts from the Chinese government during the Nixon Administration, and flocked by the millions to […]

As one might imagine based upon its name and appearance, the seadragon is related to the seahorse.  In the wild, they live in the waters around Australia.  In captivity, they have a survival rate of only 60%.  Furthermore, mating in captivity is rare since scientists don’t yet fully understand what biological or environmental factors trigger […]