N.C. Zoo

N.C. Zoo

ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo sadly announces the death of Nori, an 11-year-old member of the chimpanzee troop who was euthanized on Monday after a period of declining health.

ASHEBORO — Today, the North Carolina Zoo announces the permanent closure of its Aviary Habitat. Built in the early 1980s, the 40-year-old domed structure requires significant repairs due to the effects of high humidity and wet conditions. The difficult decision to close and take down the habitat has been made by Zoo leadership and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

ASHEBORO — With recently confirmed cases of avian flu in wild birds found in eastern North Carolina, the North Carolina Zoo is taking the precautionary measure of closing its Aviary habitat to the public.

ASHEBORO —The NC Zoo Society and North Carolina Zoo are excited to partner with T-Mobile to provide classroom kits that support incorporating nature exploration, playful learning, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) approaches into local classroom curricula. 

Monday, 13 December 2021 14:32

Grizzly bear has new home at NC Zoo

ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo announces the arrival of its newest resident — a 740-pound male grizzly bear named Ronan.

ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo’s annual holiday event “Believe…in the Magic of the Season” will be held over the first two weekends in December on Dec. 4, 5, and 11, 12. Festivities are all day from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo is pleased to announce it has once again received the honor of accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Every five years, the Zoo is required to go through the entire application process to retain its accreditation. The AZA awarded accreditation to the Zoo following a rigorous inspection visit earlier in the year.

ASHEBORO — In honor of Veterans Day, the North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for the military and $2 off admission for up to six accompanying guests for its Military Appreciation Week of Nov. 8–14, 2021.

ASHEBORO — The change of seasons means Halloween is just around the corner.

Tuesday, 07 September 2021 13:45

N.C. Zoo to celebrate World Gorilla Day

ASHEBORO — Join the North Carolina Zoo as we celebrate World Gorilla Day (held annually on Sept. 24) on Saturday, Sept. 25 and help save gorillas in the wild. The Zoo is partnering with institutions across the globe as part of Gorillas on the Line…Answer the Call, a cell phone recycling initiative.

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