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January 3 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 20, 2020
Join us for a 30-minute program that provides a close encounter with one of the educational animals in a more intimate setting than the formal, daily programs. The focus of this program is to highlight the animal’s natural behaviors while offering insight into how the staff works with the animal and continually enriches it’s life in a captive setting. We will also offer a photo opportunity with the animal at the end of the program.
January 1 – March 20: Monday – Friday, 1 p.m.
August 1 – August 31: Monday – Friday, 1 p.m.
Free with Gardens Admission
MEET OUR CRITTERS
“Wren” the Rabbit
While “Wren” is a domesticated species of rabbit known as a New Zealand, she is a perfect example of what a Cottontail rabbit would look like in the wild. Cottontail rabbits are a native species to Georgia and are an important part of the ecosystem. “Wren” provides a wonderful opportunity for guests to meet a typically shy species up close while learning about their amazing adaptations that allow them survive in the wild of Georgia!
“Myrtle” / “Bonnie” the Eastern Box turtle(s)
“Myrtle” / “Bonnie” is a Eastern Box turtle, which is a species of turtle native to Georgia. They are one of the only terrestrial, or land-dwelling, species of turtles native to the Southeast. Come meet “Myrtle” / “Bonnie” and learn how Eastern Box turtles are adapted to survive in a world that moves at a much faster pace than they do!
“Wilson” the Turkey Vulture
Come meet Wilson, the Turkey Vulture, to learn about these highly misunderstood creatures! Turkey Vultures are native to not only Georgia, but they also can be found living in every lower 48 state! They are often disregarded as an unappealing bird, but they are one of the most important animals found living on our continent!