Nature lovers don't miss Stellaluna at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta! Running through March 8th, this amazing full-scale theatrical production uses beautiful puppets & original songs to share the story of a young fruit bat finding her way in the world. This children’s book, by Janell Cannon, is greatly loved by children of all ages, and has been lauded by the National Education Association as a “Teacher’s Top 100 Books for Children.”
"To celebrate the final day of Stellaluna, (Sunday, March 8) the North Georgia Zoo from Cleveland, GA will be onsite with some live Egyptian Fruit Bats from their Zoo on display! See and learn about these wonderful animals before you see the show! This activity is FREE with ticket purchase to Stellaluna or Museum Entry."
The North Georgia Zoo will also be receiving donations for the rescue and recovery of
bats impacted by the recent wildfires in Australia. All donations will go directly to the
Bushfire Wildlife Rescue and Support organization.
For more info go to www.puppet.org, or call the Center for Puppetry Arts at 404-873- 3391.
Friends of the North Georgia Zoo can use the promo code NGAZOO2520 to get
25% off tickets at https://tinyurl.com/StellalunaATL.
For more info about the North Georgia Zoo, go to their website at
"It might not be likely to have a chance to belly rub a wolf in any other normal day-to-day encounter in Georgia. However, at The North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland, you can snuggle up to some of the fluffiest, prettiest, and sometimes scariest-looking wolves. But don’t worry, they’re just much larger dogs, right? This unique wolf encounter in Georgia is a true gem for the animal lover in your family and will give you a newfound love for these majestic arctic animals. Take a look…" Click here to read the full article
Last Saturday in Cleveland, GA received several inches of snow. People put on their coats and gloves, pulled their sleds out of the closet and went outside to play! And after a bit, when their noses had turned red and their hands had begun to tingle from the cold, they came back inside to drink some hot chocolate and warm up.
But what about the animals? How do they fend for themselves during very cold temperatures and snowfall?
At the North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland, GA, zookeepers spent the day making sure that their animals were well taken care of. Of course, some animals are built for the cold and snow. Wolves, lynx, sheep, goats, llamas, Scottish Highland cattle are just a few of the species at the zoo that enjoy the cold temperatures and the snow. This is their favorite time of the year!
Other species need some help to navigate the cold weather, and the zookeepers know just what to do. All animals at the zoo have shelters where they can retreat from the weather. Snow must be pushed off enclosures. Straw is placed on the floor of the shelter to provide a layer of warm insulation for the animals to lay on. Heat lamps are placed in enclosures of the animals (such as lemurs, coatis, pacas, etc.) that need some extra warmth. Keepers check on their animals throughout the day. They break up ice in the animals’ water containers so that they can stay hydrated. They are fed, which helps them maintain their body temperature. They are monitored regularly, so that any need can be taken care of immediately. Electricity and water pipes must be checked around the clock. It’s hard, cold work, but the keepers place the welfare each animal above their own comfort.
Yoga has become wildly popular, with over 36 million people practicing the discipline. North Georgia Zoo is enhancing that experience. The zoo has partnered with GOGA Goat Yoga from Milton, GA to offer “GOGA in the Wild”. The yoga experiences are held at the North Georgia Zoo on Saturdays each month. They are led by experienced yoga instructors, but they also include animals in the room with you! While you are performing yoga poses, there are goats, or baby pigs, or flamingos, or kangaroos wandering through the room as well. Participants are encouraged in interact with the animals. In fact, some folks decide to pause their yoga routine just so they can pet, hold and play with the animals!
Stephanie Varady has attended several “GOGA in the Wild” sessions. “’GOGA in the Wild’ is fun! I can do yoga; I can play with fun animals. It’s the best of both worlds.”
To sign up for sessions, click here.
Upcoming Class Dates:
Piggy Yoga: March 14th, April 11th & May 9th at 2pm, $35 per person, 12 people max per class
Tortoise & Hare Yoga February 23rd at 2pm $35 per person, 12 people max per class
Flexin’ with Flamingos Feb 22nd at 2pm, $45 per person, 16 people max per session.
Kangaroo Yoga Feb 29th, March 7th, April 4th & May 2nd at 2pm, $45 per person, 12 people max per class
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