April 23, 2021

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For splendid leisure

Two new additions have joined Zoo Atlanta

188 min read

Patrons eager to get a glimpse of the family can see them outdoors in Zoo Atlanta’s KIDZone area as long as the temperature is above 50 degrees.

ExploreNew metro Atlanta dinosaur experience brings ancient reptiles to life

An endangered species, these primates are only found in a small part of the Atlantic Coastal Forest in Brazil. There, just 2% of their habitat remains, having been destroyed by deforestation from cattle ranching, highway development, lumbering and urban expansion, according to the Natural Habitat Adventures travel blog.

After just 200 individuals remained in the wild in the 1970s, a successful cooperative breeding program in the 1990s and early 2000s led zoo-born tamarins to be reintroduced into their Brazilian habitat. Among them were two family groups from Zoo Atlanta. Most of the wild population, which eventually grew to around 3,000, is descended from the reintroduced tamarins.

Still, yellow fever has led the population to have a steep decline in recent years. It’s believed that the viral infection has annihilated up to a third of the wild population that remains.

Zoo Atlanta has played a key role in conservation efforts or the species.

For more than 25 years it has been a principal partner of Brazil-based Golden Lion Tamarin Association, a non-governmental organization. Currently, an all-encompassing conservation program includes habitat protection and restoration, translocation of wild tamarins to safe forest habitats and education outreach. Efforts to vaccinate wild golden lion tamarins against yellow fever are among the most recent endeavors.

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Think of Nero, Caligula, Attila, Hitler and Stalin — men who had the “courage” to live by their convictions but never passed them through the grid of morality, goodness and justice.","_id":"FV62JN4VLVEJDDX6EW4UPAX3DY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1615495639984,"type":"text","content":"So, what is a child of God to do? In a world filled with moral relativism, how do we know that our convictions are right?","_id":"BDOIB6A3HFH3LKEVBMC7GEBS6M","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1615495639985,"type":"text","content":"I believe there is only one way. We must pass them through the grid of what God says is right. And we don’t have to wonder. 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He so profoundly anchored his mind and heart in “whatever was true, noble, right and pure” that no crowd popularity would sway him from his life’s purpose.","_id":"P7RMHWJS3VGWFBQQE32RP6S4SY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1615495639990,"type":"text","content":"His life example is noteworthy. The ripple effects of his unwavering faith changed the history of millions of Americans. He wasn’t tolerant or indifferent when facing evil. He did not sway from his wholesome convictions. And neither should we.","_id":"7242OXYC35CI7OWQV2V2NCRRYU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1615495639991,"type":"text","content":"May it be a lesson to us all.","_id":"F7A5VGED3NGFZGSDX4AKQZF6UE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1615495639992,"type":"text","content":"Patricia Holbrook is a columnist, author, blogger and international speaker. 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Still, the investigations unveiled a web of deceitful conduct, confirming the victims’ allegations that the leader had engaged in serious acts of sexual misconduct, including “sexting, unwanted touching, spiritual abuse, and rape.”","_id":"FMUXDPCJYJESVGUM356R52WG5A","additional_properties":"inline_comments":["pos":19,"comment":" of 2020"],"comments":[],"_id":1614293525482,"type":"text","content":"When he died in May, the Christian world celebrated his legacy with deference and gratitude. I wrote a column for this paper in his honor, as did many other writers worldwide. We did not know the truth about his dark side, hidden behind his powerful and enlightening messages.","_id":"2D5VHYKCXNCMBMO22BQVNNMW6E","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1614293525483,"type":"text","content":"But God knew the truth, and Zacharias should have known better: His sin indeed found him, just as God promises in his word. And even though he is not here to face the victims, family, and those who looked up to him for spiritual direction, make no mistake, he will certainly answer for every bit of evil he has done. And the judgment will be more somber than any lawsuit on earth.","_id":"4R3QSCWN7RGJRN6ARWRE2HKMIM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1614293525484,"type":"text","content":"Ravi Zacharias’ life story is heartbreaking and eye-opening. Even though the messages he preached and his teachings remain relevant, inspiring, and filled with truth, his legacy is blemished beyond repair. The irrevocable pain that he caused victims and his family will forever rest on his shoulder. And his life’s work, ever-relevant as it still is, will forever bear the stain of his sin.","_id":"TZBWINHVTREGDGAMEYECM2BGJU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1614293525485,"type":"text","content":"What a tragedy! May we ponder this sad story as an example to encourage us to repent of our sins, lest pleasure and disregard of our actions’ consequences destroy the legacy we work so hard to build. May we remember that everything done in darkness will undoubtedly be revealed and come to light. It’s just a matter of time.","_id":"75EC2CCBXBH3PG7AGPFQQFFJEE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1614293525486,"type":"text","content":"Patricia Holbrook is a columnist, author, blogger and international speaker. Visit her website www.soaringwithHim.com to learn about her speaking ministry, Bible studies and book. For speaking engagements and comments, email [email protected]","_id":"7ZT7BZWFWVHMXNC6UZKTJOK7JE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":"642OWV5ASNDELGVNW2U3DWNSUA","type":"text","content":"
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