Asheboro, N.C. – Sept. 30, 2020 – Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the North Carolina Zoo? Here’s your chance to find out! The North Carolina Zoo is featured in the new, eight-part Nat Geo WILD series, SECRETS OF THE ZOO: NORTH CAROLINA, which premieres Saturday, Oct. 31, at 10 PM ET. Please check local listings for broadcast information.
North Carolina is home to the world's largest zoo, with 2,600 acres, large natural habitats and more than 1,800 animals in its care. The show features several Zoo staff, including keepers and veterinarians, and highlight stories, including routine animal husbandry, emergency procedures and the Zoo’s work in conservation and rescue and release of injured wildlife.
Double Act TV, a London-based production company, produces the series for Nat Geo WILD.
“The North Carolina Zoo is already widely known as one of the most spectacular natural habitat zoos in the world,” said Susi H. Hamilton, secretary of the N.C. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources. “We are so excited for this opportunity to share with a worldwide audience the stories of our zoo, the animals and their keepers.”
“It’s been a wild year at the Zoo! I’m so proud that our Zoo family can share our passion and commitment to wildlife and conservation with everyone,” said Patricia Simmons, director of the North Carolina Zoo. “The stories are exciting and very touching – they’ll make you laugh and warm your heart.”
How to watch the show? Click here to visit Nat Geo WILD’s listings of providers, including streaming services. After you click ‘Watch,’ click-through ‘More Providers’ for a full list, including streaming services.