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The year 1994 was memorable at the Zoo as it’s when the North America region opened and when three polar bear siblings arrived, creating a statewide buzz. Our current polar bear stars are joined by black bears, red wolves and hundreds of other animals in this diverse region.

Hellbender's Rock

Hellbender's Rock

Dale Weiler
WeilerWoods for Wildlife: Dale Welier and Loti Woods
Polar Bear Mister

Polar Bear Mister

Loui Bradley
Follow the Pollen Path, a ceramic tile mural, inlaid in front of the Garden Friends playground.

Follow the Pollen Path

De Potter
Sponsored by First National Bank & Trust Company and Zoo Walk 2001
Painted steel arches, covered in vines.

Hummingbird Garden

Jim Gallucci
Sponsored by Emily B. Ettinger in memory of her husband, Richard E. Ettinger
Sum of the Parts

Sum of the Parts

Dempsey Calhoun
Sponsored by Bob and Bonnie Meeker
Spalazani's Generator, a kinetic steel sculpture, in front of the Zoo's Solar Pointe picnic area.

Spalanzani’s Generator

Pete Beeman
Sponsored by Bob and Bonnie Meeker
The Elephant Group

The Elephant Group

Peter Woytuk
Sponsored by Bob and Bonnie Meeker
Junction Springs

Junction Springs

Linda Dixon & Drew Krouse
Sponsored by Bob and Bonnie Meeker, Winn Dixie, the J. Richard & Sybel F. Hayworth Foundation, the NC Arts Council, the Ronald McDonald House Charities- International and NC Chapter, Acme McCrary and Sapona Foundation