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Located just south of Asheboro, the North Carolina Zoo is seated on a 2,200-acre tract of land in the Uwharrie Mountains. Approximately 500 acres of this property have been developed into the largest "natural habitat" zoo in the United States. You won't find cages made of steel and concrete here. Our animals are given enclosures that mimic their natural habitats to include trees, ponds, rocks, grass and dirt.

The North Carolina Zoo grew from an idea initiated by the Raleigh Jaycees in 1967. Through a series of fund-raising events--including at least one professional football game-the site was selected and secured to be close to the center of the state. We are 75 miles west of Raleigh, 25 miles south of Greensboro and 75 miles northeast of Charlotte.

The first habitats opened in 1974 as a temporary facility while the permanent Zoo was being built. Our first permanent habitat was the "Forest Edge", home to Zebra, Ostrich and Giraffe. This opened in 1979, and exists today much as it did in the late 1970's.

Visit any day of the year, except Christmas, and see how we have grown.

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Cami Bunting

Debbie Zombeck

Denise Rogers

Diane Villa

Dr. Beth Folta

Dr. Jb Minter

Dr. Katie Delk

Dr. Rich Bergl

Dustin Smith

Guy Lichty

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Jody Stancil

Karen Jarvis

Mary Joan Pugh

Patricia Simmons

About Us


Interns

About Us

Cami Bunting

Career Benefits

Career Openings

Careers

Contact Us

Debbie Zombeck

Denise Rogers

Diane Villa

Dr. Beth Folta

Dr. Jb Minter

Dr. Katie Delk

Dr. Rich Bergl

Dustin Smith

Guy Lichty

How to Apply

Jennifer Ireland

Jody Stancil

Karen Jarvis

Mary Joan Pugh

Patricia Simmons

Seasonal Jobs- In Park

Volunteer