The North Carolina Zoo is committed to protecting wildlife populations and their natural habitats, right here in North Carolina. We preserve over 1,700 acres of land in the vicinity of the Zoo and are working to restore natural habitats. In addition, we are working to protect some of North Carolina’s flagship species, like our state frog, the Pine Barrens treefrog, and the American red wolf.  

Wild Land Preservation in North Carolina

The North Carolina Zoo protects native wildlife and habitat through management of over 2,000 acres of undeveloped land around the Zoo.

Providing a Safe Home for One of North America’s Largest Salamanders

The North Carolina Zoo is monitoring the hellbender population to better understand their declines and providing nest boxes for shelter and breeding.

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 Frogs in the Sandhills Region

The North Carolina Zoo 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.