Founded in the late 1880s when a traveling circus broke down and went bankrupt in Atlanta, the Atlanta Zoo opened in Grant Park with a jaguar, hyena, black bear, camels, and other creatures.  The zoo expanded significantly in 1935 when Asa G. Candler, Jr., founder of the Coca-Cola Company and former Atlanta mayor, donated his […]

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 […]