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Asheboro, N.C. – Oct. 19, 2021 The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Annual Environmental Sustainability Award recognizes one zoo or aquarium with significant achievement in sustainable practices.
Asheboro, N.C. – August 18, 2021 - The Zoo's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is the only one of its kind in U.S. zoos. Speakers include Deputy Director Jeff Michael of N.C. Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources and Chief Veterinarian Dr. Jb Minter.
Asheboro, N.C. - July 09, 2021 - The North Carolina Zoo is grieving the loss of Tommo, a beloved grizzly bear who lived at the Zoo for 26 years. The 31-year-old bear's quality of life quickly declined to the point that the Zoo's staff made the difficult decision to euthanize him this week.
Asheboro, N.C. – June 30, 2021 - The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the names of the six red wolf pups (four females, two males) born on the guest view habitat to first-time parents Flint (male) and Sassy.
Asheboro, N.C. June 3, 2021 - The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce an African bull elephant, Louie, is joining the Zoo’s herd. Louie arrived on May 25, and he is settling in well to his new habitat.
Asheboro, N.C. – May 17, 2021 - The North Carolina Zoo announces the birth of three litters of critically endangered American red wolves as part of its red wolf breeding program. This is the first time in the Zoo’s breeding program that three litters were born in one spring.