Payton Polar Bear

A Day in the Life: Polar Bear Keeper

Feed. Clean. Train. Enrich. Repeat.
African elephant

Zookeeper Appreciation Week: Managing & Training Elephants

The profession of zookeeping is a huge undertaking in itself, then adding seven elephants to the mix can really add even more weight! Literally!
Three Volunteers at habitat

Volunteer Researchers

Volunteer research is a critical part of the Zoo!
Polar Bear Payton laying down

Polar Bear Payton’s First Year at the North Carolina Zoo

February 27, 2022, is International Polar Bear Day
Grizzly Ronan looking over a rock

Welcoming Our New Grizzly, Ronan from Arizona 

Ronan is settling in well and bonding with his keepers!
Gorilla Mosuba and Bomassa

Zoo Research: Growing with Gorillas

Never a dull moment when observing gorilla behavior!
red tail hawk

Hawksome Research

Check out some research on our animal ambassador, Braveheart the red-tailed hawk!
Photographing behind the scenes for grasslands species

Photo Ark Photo Shoot with Joel Sartore

The North Carolina Zoo is proud to be a part of the National Geographic Photo Ark!
Rhinos eating

Keeping Up with the Keratins

Read about rhino social lives!