N.C. Zoo

N.C. Zoo

ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo announces a new addition to the chimpanzee troop.

ASHEBORO — Holly, a black bear who lived at the North Carolina Zoo for 24 years, was humanely euthanized on Wed., Nov. 6, 2019.  Holly arrived at the Zoo, along with another black bear male Yanu, on Feb. 13, 1995. Both were confiscated by the NC Wildlife Commission from an unaccredited roadside zoo in 1992 in Cherokee County. She was estimated to be 28 years old and wild-born. Her companion Yanu died at the Zoo in 2017.

ASHEBORO — Yepani, a grizzly bear who has lived at the North Carolina Zoo for 25 years and was known for his gentle and patient personality, died Wednesday, Sept. 18.

ASHEBORO — A visit to the North Carolina Zoo now includes an option to virtually go on safari in Africa.

ASHEBORO —The North Carolina Zoo is the place to be Mother’s Day weekend. The Zoo will celebrate birds, blooms, bees and butterflies Saturday, May 11 with a variety of activities to promote education, conservation and fun from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo recently asked the public to help name its newest family member — a baby boy chimpanzee born Monday, March 18.

The winning name chosen was “Obi” through an online poll on the Zoo’s website. Obi is a word of Nigerian origin meaning “one who charms others; heart.”

ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo sadly announces that Maggie, the 46-year-old matriarch of the chimpanzee troop, was humanely euthanized on Friday, April 12, after a period of declining health. She lived a full life for her species— female chimpanzees typically live for approximately 40 years. 

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 17:33

NC Zoo welcomes baby chimpanzee

ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo announces there is a new addition to the chimpanzee troop! On Monday, March 18, 2019, a healthy baby was born to chimp Gerre. Both mother and baby are doing well, and the baby started nursing quickly. The gender of the baby has not been determined yet.