Founded in the late 1880s when a traveling circus broke down and went bankrupt in Atlanta, the Atlanta Zoo opened in Grant Park with a jaguar, hyena, black bear, camels, and other creatures.  The zoo expanded significantly in 1935 when Asa G. Candler, Jr., founder of the Coca-Cola Company and former Atlanta mayor, donated his […]

An eland is a type of antelope found in eastern and southern Africa On Today’s Date in the Past: January 2013 Wrap-Up January Wrap-Up 

Although it was below freezing and snowed on us for the first hour of our trip, we did get to see some pronghorn antelope cross the road during our visit to the Petrified National Forest.  While I couldn’t get as close as I would have liked, have a pretty basic camera, and no telephoto lens, […]