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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Watercolor of Zoo Atlanta's Elephant Savanna Expansion by Barbara Worth Ratner
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NEW URSA ARTICLE

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 at
TourismforPeace.com

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NEW PROJECT BRIEFS

Zoo Atlanta Savanna Expansion

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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! -

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

Cemrock is busy at work, saving trees and
building 10' high mudbanks

Claybank before claybank
before and after

I think I see elephants in that mudbank…

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Here comes the Barn…

and see the Project Brief called Savanna Expansion
here

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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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OKC Picnic Grove

Recently complete -
photos to come

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BIG URSA OPENINGS



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The Polar Bear Return to
North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro
OPEN 2014
Ursa's concept plan "
REALIZED"

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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 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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