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Karen Jarvis

Registrar Office

Karen Jarvis is the NC Zoo’s Animal records specialist.  She is responsible for the animal record keeping function, records management, animal shipping, wildlife permit procurement and related reporting requirements and legal compliance.  Karen has been an active member of the Zoological Registrars Association (ZRA) since 2008.  Karen serves on the Membership Services and Marketing and Public Relations committees for the ZRA.

Karen, who has worked at the NC Zoo for more than 20 years, received the 2012 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the public service category for her volunteer work in the community.  The public service award is presented annually by the governor to individuals who made “outstanding contributions by participating in or implementing community and public service projects.”

Karen was born in High Point, NC and currently resides in Asheboro, North Carolina with her husband Rick.  She graduated with an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Randolph Community College.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

To contact Karen Jarvis:

By Phone

 1.800.488.0444 or 336.879.7606

By Email

Email Karen Jarvis 

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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