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Press Releases

Earth Day Celebrations at North Carolina Zoo

Asheboro, N.C. – April 12, 2023 - Join the North Carolina Zoo for our Party for the Planet on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2023, and help save gorillas in the wild.

Meet Haji - North Carolina Zoo's New Lion

Asheboro, N.C. – Feb. 23, 2023 - The North Carolina Zoo is excited to officially announce its new male lion, Haji, has arrived. 

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Welcomes Artie, African male elephant, from North Carolina Zoo

Hohenwald, Tenn - Feb. 8, 2023 - The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee and North Carolina Zoo are pleased to announce that African elephant Artie arrived at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee on Tuesday, January 31.

Zoo Council Meeting Feb. 8, 2023

The North Carolina Zoo Council will hold a meeting on Wed., Feb 8, 2023.

North Carolina Zoo Mourns Loss of Natalie, Rhino with ‘Big Personality’  

Asheboro, N.C.  Jan. 17, 2023  - Zookeepers said Natalie, 30, had a personality that matched her big 4,000+ pound size. Southern white rhinos are the second-largest land mammal after elephants

North Carolina Zoo and NC Museum of Natural Sciences project wins Conservation Tech Award

Raleigh, N.C. – Dec. 20, 2022 - MoveApps is a no-code analysis platform for animal tracking data hosted by the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior. The aim is to make sophisticated analytical tools accessible to a larger audience.

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit North Carolina Zoo During 2022 Tour

Asheboro, N.C. -  Nov. 7, 2022 - The “People’s Tree” will spread holiday joy on the journey from North Carolina to Washington, D.C., with a stop at the North Carolina Zoo on Nov. 10.

North Carolina Zoo Offers Military Appreciation Week

Asheboro, N.C. – Nov. 1, 2022  - In honor of Veterans Day, the North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for military personnel and retirees and free admission for one accompanying guest during Military Appreciation week, Nov. 7 – 13, 2022.

North Carolina Zoo Awarded Top Honors for International Conservation Program UNITE for the Environment

Raleigh, N.C. - Sept. 30, 2022 -  The prestigious William G. Conway Award recognizes exceptional efforts toward habitat preservation, species restoration, and support of biodiversity in the wild on a global level.

North Carolina Zoo Loses Rhino Olivia, One of Its Most Elderly Residents

Asheboro, N.C. – Sept. 16, 2022  The female rhino lived at the Zoo for more than 30 years and served as a Great Auntie figure to the younger rhinos

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