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Press Releases

Take a Hike! National Trails Day at North Carolina Zoo - June 4, 2022

Asheboro, N.C. – June 1, 2022, North Carolina Zoo Celebrates National Trails Day with Ribbon-Cutting of Completed Purgatory Trail Network

North Carolina Zoo Mourning Death of Chimp Nori

The quirky and full of sass chimp  captured hears and had many challenges through her short life 

Asheboro, N.C. — May 04, 2022 - The North Carolina Zoo sadly announces the death of Nori, an 11-year-old member of the chimpanzee troop who was euthanized on Monday after a period of declining health.

North Carolina Zoo Announces the Permanent Closure of its Aviary Habitat

Asheboro, N.C. – April 21, 2022 - North Carolina Zoo Announces the Permanent Closure of its Aviary Habitat

Built in the early 1980s, the 40-year-old domed structure requires significant repairs due to the effects of high humidity and wet conditions.

North Carolina Zoo Closes Aviary to the Public as Precautionary Measure to Protect Birds

Asheboro, N.C. – Jan 24, 2022 - With recently confirmed cases of avian flu in wild birds found in eastern North Carolina, the North Carolina Zoo is taking the precautionary measure of closing its Aviary habitat to the public.

Grizzly Bear Has a New Home at North Carolina Zoo

Asheboro, N.C. – Dec. 13, 2021 - The North Carolina Zoo announces the arrival of its newest resident – a 740-pound male grizzly bear named Ronan.

North Carolina Zoo Holiday Event “Believe…in the Magic of the Season” 2021

Asheboro, N.C. - Dec. 1, 2021 - The North Carolina Zoo’s annual holiday event Believe…in the Magic of the Season” will be held over the first two weekends in December on Dec. 4, 5, and 11, 12.

North Carolina Zoo Receives Accreditation from Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Asheboro, N.C. – Nov. 29, 2021 - The North Carolina Zoo is pleased to announce it has once again received the honor of accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

North Carolina Zoo Offers Military Appreciation Week

Asheboro, N.C. – Nov. 1, 2021 - In honor of Veteran’s Day, the North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for the military and $2 off admission for up to six accompanying guests for its Military Appreciation week of November 8 – 14, 2021.

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