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Endangered Species Poster Contest

Purgatory Hikint Trail

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Giraffe Deck

Backstage Pass

Red WolfOct. 4, HOWL-O-Ween

Join us at the Zoo for live music, Native American dancing, to meet the keepers and learn about red wolf conservation.


Help Name the Lion CubsLion cubs on exhibit

We're roaring with excitement! North Carolina Zoo’s lion cubs, which were born on July 30 are now on exhibit. For the first time in eight years, visitors will have the opportunity to see lion cubs at the zoo.   

Help name the lion cubs.


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.



North Carolina Zoo Launches Lion Cub Naming Contest Sep. 22, 2014

Zoo Schedules Second Field Research Camp Aug. 26, 2014

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