Animal Corner – Ostriches

Ostriches are among the most recognizable birds in the world! Their large size, long necks, and peculiar bodily features are definitely responsible for that. Their significant height keeps them from being able to fly. In fact, they are the largest bird species currently living. These birds are so large, they even lay the largest eggs. A typical ostrich egg weighs over three pounds! Contrary to what many believe, ostriches do…

Animal Corner – Llamas

Take a look at our llamas, Mama Llama and Tootsie Roll! These gorgeous creatures have naturally long fur, so in the video above they are sheared for the summer. They are sheared about twice a year so they can stay cool during the hot Georgia summer months. Besides their fur, llamas are also famous for their spitting. The spit acts as their defense mechanism. When a llama feels threatened for…

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Animal Corner – The Black Bear

Did you know that a black bear do not necessarily have to have black fur, despite its name? That’s right, black bears can also be brown, blue, gray, and even cinnamon! These bears are the most common in North America.  As a matter of fact, they can be found in nearly any forested area. You can also find them living in mountainous and swampy areas. Black bears are omnivorous, so…

Animal Corner – Monkey Training

Did you know that the capuchin monkey is among the most intelligent primate species? Because of this, we know how important it is to make sure every monkey at the park receives plenty of physical and mental exercise. In the Wild Animal Weekend video above, you can see us providing enrichment to our capuchin, Winston. With this simple training session, Winston remains active and has to figure out what he…

Animal Corner – Eli the Emu

Eli the Emu! Meet Eli, the park’s beloved emu . He has been with the park for about eight years now. This bird is the number two largest bird in the world, second only to the ostrich. The species reaches about six feet in height, and hails from Australia. While the emu is a flightless bird, what it lacks in flying skills it certainly makes up for in running speed.…

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Animal Corner – Cow Teeth

Have you ever noticed that cows do not have upper teeth? No, nobody actually pulls the teeth. Cows actually do not have upper teeth! You can find out more about this interesting fact by watching our video above! And the next time you visit the park and feed the animals, pay attention to a cow mouth and see for yourself this fun fact about their teeth

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Animal Corner — Lions

After tigers, lions are the second largest cat species in the entire world. They usually live in eastern and southern Africa. They can run up to 50 miles per hour. When they roar, people from as much as five miles away can hear the sound! When they’re not busy running 50 miles per hours, lions live in groups called prides. While they are known as the “King of the Jungle,”…