Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - (Page 20)

the nine years they’ve been at Noah’s Ark, I’ve never seen them angry with one another. They play and rough ‘n’ tumble, but it’s never crossed the line into aggression. What an amazing lesson we, as humans, can learn from them about living in peace together, in spite of our many differences.” But these scene-stealing stars also have an excellent supporting cast that includes monkeys, emus, alligators, wolves, llamas and freeroaming deer, as well as a small petting zoo for the kids. Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain; (800) 367-2751; animalsa fari.com Georgians who remember when there was a Lion Country Safari here back in the ’70s will love this drivethrough zoo, which offers 200 acres filled with more than 700 free-roaming animals (more than twice as many as Zoo Atlanta) from every continent except Antarctica. Whether you use your own vehicle, rent one of the Zebra Vans or take the seasonally available guided tour bus, there’s nothing quite like hand-feeding a slobbering American bison, elk, zebra or giraffe as they greet you along the way. The Walk-About section features dozens of other exotic animals kept at a slightly safer distance, including endangered species such as the Siberian tiger, water buffalo, Bactrian camel, spotted hyenas and a Southeast Asian ox called the banteng, as well as a remarkable collection of ligers (the species that results from mating a male lion and a female tiger). Located approximately five GEORGIA MAGAZINE At top: White tiger Georgia rests in the shade at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve a month before giving birth to two cubs. Above: C.W.Wathen of Chestatee Wildlife Preserve snuggles with 2-month-old grizzly bear cub Gus. Above right: A peacock shows off his colors at Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari. implies, the organization was designed to protect children and animals alike from abuse and neglect, and it relies purely on donations (rather than entrance fees) for funding. The center has more than 1,000 animals spread across its 250 acres, but two animal attractions have garnered a good bit of attention: a young zebra named Evidence, who became famous as a baby in 2008 when he was found wandering on Interstate 75 after falling out of a truck and being hit by a car; and the unusual trio of Baloo (a black bear), Leo (a lion) and Shere Khan (a tiger), whose ability to coexist peacefully in the same habitat earned them a segment on the “Today” show. “It’s amazing to see these animals together,” Hedgecoth says. “In www.georgiamagazine.org 20 http://www.animalsafari.com http://www.animalsafari.com http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - July 2010

Georgia Magazine - July 2010
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Special Energy Report
Where the Wild Things Are
Still Going Strong
Reliving History and Exploring Nature
Around Georgia
Georgia@Home
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Cookbook of the Month
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - July 2010

Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Magazine - July 2010 (Page Cover1)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Magazine - July 2010 (Page Cover2)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Magazine - July 2010 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Calendar (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Currents (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Currents (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Special Energy Report (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Special Energy Report (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Where the Wild Things Are (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Where the Wild Things Are (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Where the Wild Things Are (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Where the Wild Things Are (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 35)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia@Home (Page 36)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia@Home (Page 37)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia@Home (Page 38)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia@Home (Page 39)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - My Georgia (Page 40)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - My Georgia (Page 41)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 42)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 43)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 44)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 45)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 46)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 48)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 49)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Snapshot (Page 50)
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