Ursa International

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Zoo Design...
getting close to wildlife.
Since 1994 - Design Services to the Zoological Community
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Ur'sa (ür'så), n. [L. ursa a she-bear, also, a constellation,
fem. of
ursus a bear.] Astron. Either one of the Bears,
Ursa Major or Ursa Minor.

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"Grand New View" at Zoo Atlanta
"soft opening"

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Watercolor of Zoo Atlanta's Elephant Savanna Expansion by Barbara Worth Ratner
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Zoo Atlanta Savanna Hall
to open November 2019

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UNDER- CONSTRUCTION


Zoo Atlanta was given the
Cyclorama Museum at their front door, plus expansion land for Elephants! Ursa and The Epsten Group has a plan to transform the Zoo.

Read all about it in the Concept Design page, or read all about it on
my blog -
or see the Concept Animation on
YouTube! - and now in the "Behind the scenes" video. We expect a 'soft opening' this year - with a grand opening in 2020
- but you never know. Wish us luck!

NEW URSA ARTICLE

Zoophoria Website, a site posting a series of
Interviews with Zoo movers and shakers by
Grayson Ponti recently published an interview Nevin.

Go to Zoophoria and read "the Zoo Fix it Guy"

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Read our recent article on
hows Zoos can be transformed
into
Peace Sanctuaries

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PEACE MASTER PLANS

Coming to a Zoo near you! We are inviting Zoos to become
Places of Peace, and link up to create a World Peace Trail.

Talk to
Dr. Gail and see how your place can become a place of Peace.

TourismforPeace.com

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Some Opening Day Photos of Kelly and Tara enjoying their new home with their admiring fans! Click to enlarge.
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Go
"Behind the Scenes"
with Nate, Elephant Manager.
See what all the excitement is about.

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Msholo Arrives

Zoo Atlanta recently received Msholo, the bull Elephant from San Diego Wild Animal Park, and he's a wonderful guy (see Zoo Atlanta's facebook page for lots of great video and news).

The introductions in the barn have been very promising that one day soon, he will be able to socialize with Kelly and Tara in the combined habitats.
Click for Video

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SOME FAVORITE PHOTOS

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BIG URSA OPENINGS

OKC Picnic Grove
Recently complete - photos to come

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NCZ POLAR BEAR OPEN

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The Polar Bear Return to
North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro

Ursa's concept plan "
REALIZED"

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who we are

Dr. Gail Y. Lash
Nevin Lash, ASLA

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what we do

Zoo Design
Landscape Architecture
Ecotourism Planning
Peace Education

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contact us

366 Oakland Ave., S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30312 USA
404-222-0488 (Nevin)
404-222-9595 (Gail)

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Ursa International

designing human communities in harmony with nature;
designing wildlife communities in harmony with people

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Acknowledgements
Special thanks to Pete Choquette, Epsten Group for some of the Savanna Expansion images, Jose Miguel Terradas Esplugas for many wonderful drawings, Jeff Owen, North Carolina Zoo for the wonderful Wild Polar Bear photo in our background, Amy Fultz, Chimp Haven for Chimp Group shot, J.P. Ouellete from the Cochrane Polar Bear Sanctuary for pictures from his facility and Woodland Park Zoo for most of the photos from Woodland Park Zoo Northern Trail Exhibit. All other photos taken by Nevin and Gail Lash.

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