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2014 Special Events

All events are included with regular Zoo admission. Events will be held during Zoo operating hours and are subject to change or cancellation due to weather.  

African Celebration Black Bear with Egg

June 21, World Giraffe Day
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Giraffe Deck area
Learn about giraffe's amazing adaptations and other fun facts. Meet the giraffe zookeepers to discover the wonders of giraffes in the wild and at the zoo and what you can do to help giraffe conservation. Activites include: craft table for kids and an information table about giraffes.

August 9, World Lion Day
Learn about majestic lions at the zoo and get the scoop about lion conservation in the wild.

August 16, NC Zoo 40th Anniversary Celebration
Elephant Czar is having his 40th birthday!

Sept. 6, Vulture Awareness Day
Soar in and learn about natures recyclers- Vultures. From amazing adaptations to fun flight facts, come discover vultures the underappreciated environmentalists!
Sept. 20 & 21, Great Apes
Discover the amazing lives of gorillas and chimpanzees and learn about the zoo's world-wide conservation efforts.
October 4, HOWL-O-Ween
Meet the Keepers and learn about red wolf conservation.
Oct. 18 & 19, Batology 101
Discover the good nature of bats and see a live vampire bat feeding.
Oct. 25 & 26, BOO at the ZOO
Celebrate the magic of the season with a weekend of safe daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick or treat games, magic, storytelling, live entertainment and a children's costume contest.