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Elephants Walking a part of everything we do. 

From our very inception, conservation has been central to the mission of the North Carolina Zoo.  Within the Park, we work to reduce waste, minimizing our use of natural resources.  Regionally, we are involved in initiatives and programs to improve the quality of our environment and the health of our State.  Internationally, we work to protect animal habitats and help people understand the value of wild animals and wild places.

2013-2014 North Carolina Zoo Conservation and Research Program - Annual report in PDF

2012 Plant Conservation Annual Status Report - in PDF

North Carolina Zoo Field Conservation and Research Programs 2009-2010 - Annual report in PDF

North Carolina Zoological Park Field Conservation and Research Programs 2007-2008 - Annual Report in PDF

"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."      - Aldo Leopold