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Press Releases

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).

North Carolina Zoo’s Beloved Grizzly Bear Yepani Passes Away

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Sept. 19, 2019 -  Yepani, a grizzly bear who has lived at the North Carolina Zoo for 25 years and was known for his gentle and patient personality, died Wednesday, Sept. 18.

North Carolina Zoo Strives to Save Carolina Gopher Frog

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Aug. 27, 2019 The North Carolina Zoo just completed its fourth successful season of “head-starting” an army (or group) of one of North Carolina’s rarest amphibians, the Carolina gopher frogs in partnership with the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission (NCWRC).

Statement from North Carolina Zoo Director Pat Simmons

The following is a statement from the North Carolina Zoo Director

July 18, 2019

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