We are committed to protecting wildlife populations and their natural habitats, right here in North Carolina. We preserve over 2,800 acres of land around the Zoo and are working to preserve native, natural habitats for the benefit of our community and future generations. In addition, we are working to protect some of North Carolina’s flagship species, like Eastern hellbenders, the American red wolf, and our state frog, the Pine Barrens treefrog.

Wild Land Preservation in North Carolina

The North Carolina Zoo protects native wildlife and habitat through management of over 2,800 acres of land around the Zoo.

Expanding the Red Wolf Pack 

By housing the second-largest pack of breeding American red wolves in the world, the North Carolina Zoo spearheads efforts to save this species from extinction.

Protecting North Carolina’s Amphibians and Reptiles

The North Carolina Zoo monitors and protects hellbender populations and is helping to save several of North Carolina’s rare frogs by raising tadpoles and releasing them back into the wild.

Catching Native Wildlife on Camera

North Carolina Zoo uses camera traps to monitor important wildlife populations on and around Zoo grounds.