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Jody Stancil

Associate Curator of Exterior Horticulture

Jody Stancil is the Associate Curator of Exterior Horticulture at the North Carolina Zoo. He manages all exterior-scapes, including all natural habitat exhibits. In addition, he manages the turf grass, irrigation and compost operations at the zoo. Jody serves as horticulture project leader for existing and new exhibit landscapes. Jody has been employed with the zoo since 2006. He served as Africa supervisor for 7 years and accepted the curator position in April 2017.

Jody is a member of the Association of Zoological Horticulture (AZH), working on obtaining his Zoo Horticulturist Certification.

As supervisor and landscape project manager, he oversaw the landscape design and installation for projects such as Kidzone, the arctic fox, polar bear and ocelot habitats, Rocky Coast,  Air Hike, Zoofari, Watani Grasslands and the Solar Pointe Pavilions.

To contact Jody Stancil:

By Phone

1.800.488.0444 or 336.879.7420

By Email

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North Carolina Zoo 

4401 Zoo Parkway

Asheboro, North Carolina 



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Aviary Bird Guide

African Pygmy Goose

Amethyst Starling

Bali Mynah

Birds in the Aviary

Blue Poison Dart Frog

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot:

Blue-grey Tanager

Blue-winged Leafbird

Chilean Flamingo

Common Shama Thrush

Crested Coua

Crested Wood Partridge

Eclectus Parrot

Emerald Starling

Fairy Bluebird

Golden- crested Mynah

Green Woodhoopoe

Mandarin Duck

Masked Lapwing


Nicobar Pigeon

Panama Golden Poison Dart Frog

Paradise Tanager

Pekin Robin

Purple Glossy Starling

Red-capped Cardinal

Ringed Teal

Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet-faced Liocichla


Victoria-crowned Pigeon

White-faced Whistling Duck

Yellow-banded dart frog (bumblebee frog)

Yellow-rumped Cacique

Africa Bridge Art

African Gates

African Savanna

Agama Lizard

Ant Bear

Arctic Fox Art

Arctic Turns

Bald Eagle with Salmon

Ball Python

Billy Goats Gruff

Black Dog


Cattail Gate

Elephant Rubbing Tree

Elephant Tracking Game

Elephants Art

Follow the Pollen Path

French Beans


Garden Friends

Harbor Seal Sculpture

Hippo Pod

Hummingbird Garden

Lisa’s Dragonfly



Nature’s Recyclers

Ola, The Water Bearer

Ostrich Egg Interactive

Piedmont Totem

Polar Bear Art

Prairie Geyser

Preening Heron

Stalking Little Blue Heron

Stone that Stands in an Empty Sky

The Critics

Uwharrie Vision

Watani Cooling Station

White Rhino Art

Zoological Egg Rest