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Press Releases

North Carolina Zoo to Temporarily Close Effective March 17, 2020

Asheboro – March 17, 2020 - In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina, the North Carolina Zoo will suspend public operations starting Tuesday, March 17, for the safety and wellness of our guests and staff.

North Carolina Zoo Announces Birth of a Second Southern White Rhino This Year

Asheboro, N.C. – March 9, 2020 - The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce another southern white rhino was born at the Zoo on Feb. 24, 2020—the second rhino birth so far this year. The female calf was born to mother Linda and father, Stormy. The Zoo will announce details of naming the new calf at a later time.

North Carolina Zoo Announces Baby Rhino Name

 

Asheboro, N.C. – March 5, 2020 - The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the name of the female southern white rhino calf born at the Zoo on Sunday, Jan. 5. She was born to mother Kit and father Stormy.

“Mguu” was the name chosen by Zach Neal, a Zoo employee, from a list of names created by the rhino keepers. The Zoo invited employees to enter a free drawing to choose the name and Zach was the lucky winner. Zach and his family also won a behind the scenes tour with Mguu and the rest of the rhino herd.

 

 

 

North Carolina Zoo Seasonal Job Fair for 2020

Asheboro, N.C. – Jan 15, 2020 - The North Carolina Zoo will hold a seasonal job fair on Sat., January 25, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Zoo’s Stedman Education Building at 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, N.C. 27205. 

North Carolina Zoo Announces Birth of Southern White Rhino

North Carolina Zoo Announces Birth of Southern White Rhino

This is the third birth in just under two years at the world’s largest natural habitat zoo

Asheboro, N.C. – Jan. 9, 2020 - The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a third southern white rhino in just under two years. The female calf was born on Sunday, Jan. 5,  to mother Kit and father Stormy. The calf weighed approximately 100 pounds and will be named at a later time.

 

North Carolina Zoo Announces Record Attendance for 2019

North Carolina Zoo Announces Record Attendance for Calendar Year 2019

Asheboro, Jan 3. 2020 -The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce record attendance for the year 2019. The world’s largest natural habitat zoo saw 917,309 visitors, or 85,000 more compared to 2018.

Believe in the Magic of the Season - Holiday 2019

Asheboro, Nov. 22, 2019 - Join the North Carolina Zoo for the reimagined, family-friendly holiday event: Believe in the Magic of the Season. The annual event will offer a new experience that offers daytime holiday fun and an opportunity to see all the animals at the Zoo. Holiday décor, music, and seasonal menu items will all be a part of the event.

North Carolina Zoo Announces New Baby Chimp

Asheboro, N.C. - Nov. 14, 2019 North Carolina Zoo Announces Chimpanzee Birth – Second Birth this Year. 

This is the fifth chimp born at the North Carolina Zoo since 2010 and the second in 2019

North Carolina Zoo's Black Bear Holly Passes Away

Asheboro, N.C. – Nov. 13, 2019 - Holly, a black bear who lived at the North Carolina Zoo for 24 years, was humanely euthanized on Wed., Nov. 6, 2019. 

 

North Carolina Zoo Celebrates Military Appreciation Week 2019

Asheboro, N.C. – (Nov. 6, 2019)  The North Carolina Zoo is celebrating Military Appreciation Week by offering free admission to military members for the entire week of Nov. 9–17, 2019  (Saturday –Sunday).

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