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Harbor Seal

Feeding times are posted daily at the exhibit.   Zookeepers normally post one to two feeding times.  Please look for the sign in front of the exhibit.  Times may vary according to animal needs and exhibit activities.

Limbs are modified into flippers. Foreflippers have all the same skeletal features of land mammal forelimbs. These flippers are used to help steer underwater. They have noticeable, but short, blunt claws which are used for scratching, grooming, and defense. Hind flippers are webbed, and when spread, the hind flippers resemble a fan. Hind flippers are moved side-to-side to provide propulsion. All flippers are covered with hair.

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Streamside Closed Feb 12-16

The Streamside habitat at the North Carolina Zoo will be closed Feb 12-16 for routine annual maintenance.

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