A huge thank you to Habersham EMC for going above and beyond to help NGWP during a difficult time. It all started when a limb dropped on the electrical line running though the zoo compound and started smoking. Upon further investigation we discovered the tree was not only cracked and leaning, but also being held up by only a small secondary tree. This posed a threat not only to the power line but to several habitats including Mattie the Gibbon ape and her basset hound best friend. This was no ordinary tree drop, this tree had to be taken down limb by limb so as to not take out the exhibits or power line. The EMC could have cleared the limbs 15 ft from the electrical line and left the rest for us to deal with but they instead choose to help NGWP in our time of need and continued to clear the tree down to the trunk, this helped save the gibbon habitat, which would have needed to be completely rebuilt if that tree could not be removed. Thank you to Habersham EMC and the crew that came out.
NEWS at the ZOO