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Baker's Emu Nest

One Square Mile: Baker’s Emu Nest

When Baker lost his job working with sheet metal, he and his wife, Deb, thought they might try making personal care products from the large supplies of emu oil still frozen (to this day) in storage at his parents’ farm. Thus was born Baker’s Emu Nest, which didn’t stay mom-and-pop for long.
Bats White-nose syndrome

Gone: The race to stop the fungus killing millions of bats

There are two ways scientists know when white-nose syndrome has colonized a cave: when bat carcasses carpet the floor or when the bats, normally clutching the cave walls, are simply gone.
Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminesence

Fernbank Museum shines a light on animals that glow

In Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence (March 26-August 14), Fernbank explores the habitats of bioluminescent animals—critters that create their own light.
Zoo Atlanta elephants

A drone’s eye view of the Zoo Atlanta elephants

Kelly and Tara start each morning with a hearty breakfast of bamboo, hay, and grain before spending the day wandering their habitat, which mimics a grassland savanna—equipped with a private wading pool.

Preview: Zoo Atlanta’s new Scaly Slimy Spectacular reptile exhibit goes high-tech

When Scaly Slimy Spectacular opens on Thursday, Zoo Atlanta will not only show off their new reptile and amphibian house, but also a slick new way to learn about the 100 snakes, frogs, turtles, and lizards that make up the exhibit.

Night of the Georgia Alligator Hunter

When Phillip Scott first noticed the alligator in his backyard pond four years ago, the animal couldn’t have been more than three feet long—meaning it was about as many years old. A toddler, really.

Furry Weekend Atlanta turns 10

Please don’t tease the animals.“It’s considered a breach of etiquette to sneak up and pull someone’s tail,” says the man known as “Tiger Paw,” founder and director of Furry Weekend Atlanta, which celebrates its tenth anniversary March 14 to 17 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

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