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Guy Lichty

Curator of Mammals and Interim General Curator

Guy Lichty is one of the North Carolina Zoo’s two Mammal Curators.  With 37 years of experience in zoos, his primary responsibilities include the general supervision of operations, resource management and staff involved in the care of  elephants, rhinos and antelope, as well as red wolves, black and grizzly bears, bison and elk. He is also responsible for the acquisition, disposition and husbandry of all animals in his sections.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Furman University in Greenville, SC, Guy worked for five years at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado, most of which was spent as one of two Area Supervisors responsible for a wide variety of animals. Guy also spent more than two years as a Field Biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service in San Diego, California, studying marine mammals, particularly the involvement of porpoise in the tuna fishing industry. Later he worked nine years for the San Diego Zoo, most of that time as an Animal Management Supervisor. He has been with the North Carolina Zoo since 1993.

Guy is currently serving on the Steering Committee for the Elephant Taxon Advisor Group/Species Survival Plan for the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.

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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

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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

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Garden Friends

Harbor Seal Sculpture

Hippo Pod

Hummingbird Garden

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Nature’s Recyclers

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Prairie Geyser

Preening Heron

Stalking Little Blue Heron

Stone that Stands in an Empty Sky

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Uwharrie Vision

Watani Cooling Station

White Rhino Art

Zoological Egg Rest