Rock City’s newest fallow deer is officially ‘Aurora’
Naming your child or pets is always interesting—but how often can a person say they named a deer? After Rock City’s “Name Our Deer” contest, part of the completion of their Deer Park’s second phase, Brittney Cobb can, when her entry of “Aurora” was given to the park’s newest deer.
Rock City’s Deer Park is home to nine fallow deer from three different breeds, such as the white fallow deer, a rare strain of this species. The park has been open since 2011, but this new expansion linked to the original area will allow more space for the deer to wander and live happily amongst a wide variety of vegetation provided for their eating pleasure. Aurora and her friends will live much longer in this environment.
So, if you’re looking for a temporary escape from the tight grip of social media, visit Rock City and take in the Deer Park (after you’ve braved “Fat Man’s Squeeze”). For more information and ticket prices, check seekrockcity.com. And if you’d like to see a sneak preview of Aurora, check out Rock City’s Facebook page.