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The North Carolina Zoo sadly announces that Maggie, the 46-year-old matriarch of the chimpanzee troop, was humanely euthanized on Friday, April 12, after a period of declining health. She was the alpha (or dominant) female of the troop for more than 35 years.
Even taking small steps such as recycling old electronics can have a big impact on gorilla conservation. Bring in an old cell phone, tablet, iPod or MP3 player for recycling and receive a coupon good toward a $2 admission discount on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
The North Carolina Zoo and the North Carolina Zoo Society Zoo Society invited the public to help name a wild polar bear that both organizations jointly adopted symbolically through Polar Bears International (PBI).The winning name was Yura, which is Inuit for "one who is beautiful." Thank you to everyone that helped name our wild Arctic beauty!
The North Carolina Zoo is inviting the public to help name a wild polar bear it has symbolically adopted through Polar Bears International (PBI). The wild, female polar bear is living with her two cubs in the Western Hudson Bay area of Canada. The public poll is open until Monday, Nov. 19, 2018!