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Batology - Oct 18 & 19Batology

Did you know that one bat may eat up to 1000 mosquitoes … in one hour.  It’s true.  Come to Batology to learn more about these misunderstood mammals. 

Lion CubsLion cubs on exhibit Named

It's a prideful day at the North Carolina Zoo. The zoo's four lion cubs, which are three months old, now have names.    

The female cubs are Savanna and Lololi; the male cubs are named Khari and Kirabo.  More info

Savanna, Lololi, Khari and Kirabo are on exhibit at the zoo and can be seen daily with their mother Mekita and father Reilly.


BUGS An Epic Adventure 

Mar 29-Nov 2 - 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  

Mar 29-Nov 2 - 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.



The North Carolina Zoo Receives Disney Conservation Grant Oct. 16, 2014

Winners announced for the North Carolina Zoo lion cub naming contest Oct. 10, 2014

Own a Piece of the North Carolina Zoo's Plant Collection at a Bargain Oct. 09, 2014

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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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