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There are plenty of ways to celebrate Memorial Day in Atlanta this weekend, including events that honor veterans, beach parties, beer celebrations, artsy happenings, and more.
Outdoor sculpture, pony rides, meteorites, BMX stunts, an instrument “petting zoo,” princesses, and more
It’s a long way from the jungles of Sumatra to a lab in Athens, Georgia, but two University of Georgia researchers hope to create a stem cell bank that could save endangered big cats. Its first deposits are cells collected from Zoo Atlanta’s Jalal, a Sumatran tiger, and Moby, a clouded leopard.
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.
A romantic dinner isn't the only way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Get your heart literally pumping at a one-mile underwear run, or let a tenor serenade your loved one. Whether you're someone's Valentine or still looking for one, here are 22 romantic events.
Happy birthday, Mei Lun and Mei Huan! One year ago today, pandemonium began when Zoo Atlanta's giant panda Lun Lun gave birth to a set of tiny pink cubs, the first giant panda twins born in the U.S. since 1987. Through the zoo's blog, eager Atlantans (and the rest of the world) watched the twins transform from four-ounce newborns to the 60-pound adorable balls of fluff they are today, along the way hitting classic milestones such as opening their eyes for the first time and getting their baby teeth. Today, the zoo celebrates the girls’ birthday with a set of ice cakes, but let’s first go back in time and look at how far these cuties have come.
There were opportunities to ride in a NASCAR pace car, getaway to wine country and dine in style at master chef Franck Steigerwald’s private table Saturday night at the American Cancer Society’s Birthdays Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. But dollar for dollar, nothing beat the rare opportunity to paint with the African elephants at Zoo Atlanta during the evening’s spirited live auction. The private painting session for you and five of your closest animal and art aficionados ended up pulling in $5,000 for the charity, retaining 100 percent of the experience’s estimated value (given that the pricey pachyderms each eat about 300 pounds of food a day, the five grand should just about cover the painting session’s catering bill). The black tie fundraiser, presented by Delta, Georgia Power and Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia was an evening dedicated to raising money and to raising awareness about the iconic cancer nonprofit celebrating its centennial birthday in 2013.
You see that little guy to the right? That's Xi Lan, the newest addition to Zoo Atlanta's panda family who was born in August of last year. Doesn't Xi Lan look sad? It's because he's just been informed that unless Zoo Atlanta meets its fundraising goal of $500,000, he, his big sister, Mei Lan, and their parents, Lun Lun and Yang Yang, are going to be saying zai jian (goodbye) to the Peach State. As I wrote in last year's pa