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Randolph County Residents

As part of our 40th Anniversary, the Zoo is offering four special weekends to our neighbors in Randolph County. With a photo ID, Randolph County residents will receive free admission to the Zoo on August 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17 and 23 & 24.  More

Four Lion Cubs Born

Four Lion Cubs and mother

We're roaring with excitement!  A lion has given birth at the zoo for the first time since October 2006. On July 30, the Zoo's female lion Mekita and male lion Reilly welcomed four cubs. Mekita and her cubs are doing well, but they will not be on exhibit until the fall. Check out a video of the mom and cubs on facebook. 

BUGS An Epic Adventure 

March 29-October - Open Daily 10 a.m.

Come eye-to-antenna with giant animatronic bugs, then encounter the real ones in our live bug encounter dome. Learn more about these unusual creatures that make up 96% of animal life on earth. 


RIO The 4-D Experience  

March 29-October - Open Daily 10 a.m.

When the last blue macaws on Earth, Blu and Jewel, are captured, they must work together as they embark on a 4-D journey through Rio de Janeiro, finding courage, friendship and maybe even love along the way.


North Carolina Zoo to add new polar bear to newly expanded exhibit Aug. 21, 2014

Zoo To Celebrate Elephant's Birthday Aug. 11, 2014

Four Lion Cubs Born at the North Carolina Zoo Aug. 06, 2014

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Zoo CampsZoo Camps

N.C. Zoo Camp is a great way for kids to learn about animals and our natural environment in an outdoor setting. Registration begins April 1, 2014.

Solar PointeSolar Pointe Pavilions

 The Zoo rents the picnic pavilions for catered events and the pavilions will include interactive graphics explaining how solar power generation works.  More about Solar Pointe and to see a live readout of Solar Pointe Power.

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