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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.

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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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ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo welcomes its newest resident, a 1,000-pound male polar bear, as part of its breeding efforts. The Zoo is hopeful the addition to the polar bear family will result in new offspring. 

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ASHEBORO —The North Carolina Zoo is pleased to announce it received an award and two grants through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums at is its annual conference in September. 

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ASHEBORO — Sand cats may be small but don’t let their petite size fool you.

They’re wild, fearless hunters that kill venomous snakes in the desert.

They’re also a rare sight  to see, which is why the North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a sand cat on Monday, Aug. 10. The kitten, small enough to fit into a teacup, was born to mother Najma, three, and father Cosmo, five. This is the first kitten for the pair. 

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