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Clockwise from top left:
Fort Chiswell Animal
Park's zebras; Lost
World's gentle camels;
a Fort Chiswell musk ox;
love among Doris
Pruett's lions.

doses them with exotic feline vitamins.
The Siberian tigers at James Cox's Little Ponderosa
Zoo and Rescue near Clinton, Tenn. have been known
to devour 60 pounds of fresh meat a day, so he's developed a relationship with local law enforcement to keep
him supplied with fresh road kill, and a Food City

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Animal Kingdom of Virginia, Pounding Mill, Va.; animalkingdomva.com
Lazy 5 Ranch Mooresville, N.C . 704-663.5100; lazy5ranch@aol.com
Fort Chiswell Animal Park, Va. 276-637-6754; fortchiswellanimalpark.com
Lost World Ranch, Burkes Garden, Va. 276-472-2347; lostworldranch@hughes.net
Sandy Head Ostrich Farm, Tazewell, Va. 276-988-9090.
Creation Kingdom Zoo, Snowflake, Va. 276-690-5450; creationkingdomzoo.com
Little Ponderosa Zoo and Rescue Clinton, Tenn. 865-457-5536; littleponderosazoo.com
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supermarket hands him out-of-date meat.
In the winter, some animals go inside, some stay
out. At Pruett's Animal Kingdom, the lemurs and lions
retreat with all their toys to winter quarters when the
temperature dips to 45 degrees. Most of Fort Chiswell's
big animals remain outside or in three-sided shelters,
as do Lost World's camels and llamas. Sue Carr panicked after her ostriches' first snowstorm. "I went outside and couldn't see all my ostriches. They had to be
dead under the snow. I was crying, digging in a mound
for a body, and up popped a little head. They were fine.
They'd gone under the snow for warmth."
Fort Chiswell's parrots, African cranes, and
Capuchin monkeys go indoors, into the same building
where the owner lives. "No, the monkeys don't wear
clothes in the house, or anywhere else," says Crosky.
"They aren't pets. They bite. The female throws poop.
We know they're animals, wild animals. We still love
them." 


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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014

Letters / You Said It
From the Editor
From the Farm
BRC Unlocked
Mountain Report
Creasture Feature
Great Buys in the Mountains
The Hike
Festivals and Events
Country Roads
It’s Weird, It’s Wonderful, It’s Asheville!
Photoessay: The Waterfalls of Western North Carolina
Mountain Adventure: Where to Play, Where to Stay
One Day on the Parkway, 1987
Little Zoos, Big Fun
Mountain Garden
Flavors
Cabin in the Woods: The Farms Cabins and Cottages
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Letters / You Said It
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 8
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - From the Farm
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - BRC Unlocked
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Creasture Feature
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Great Buys in the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Festivals and Events
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - It’s Weird, It’s Wonderful, It’s Asheville!
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 30
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Photoessay: The Waterfalls of Western North Carolina
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 36
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Adventure: Where to Play, Where to Stay
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - One Day on the Parkway, 1987
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 49
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Little Zoos, Big Fun
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Garden
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 56
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Flavors
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 59
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cabin in the Woods: The Farms Cabins and Cottages
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 63
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 64
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 67
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