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Press Releases

One Millionth Guest for 2023

The North Carolina Zoo welcomed its one millionth guest for 2023 on December 27, 2023. 

North Carolina Zoo Mourns Tragic Loss of Giraffe Calf

The North Carolina Zoo is heartbroken to announce the untimely death of Fenn, the beloved six-month-old giraffe calf, whose birth and presence at the Zoo delighted individuals around the world.

The North Carolina Zoo Announces Call for Artists: Artwork for New Asia Region

The North Carolina Zoo and North Carolina Zoo Society announce a new Public Art opportunity for artists and artist teams to design art for the new continent of Asia.

North Carolina Zoo mourns the loss of polar bear Payton

The North Carolina Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the loss of male polar bear Payton on Oct. 25.

The North Carolina Zoo to bid farewell to its flamingos

The North Carolina Zoo will relocate its flock of 15 Chilean Flamingos to the Greenville Zoo in South Carolina in late September

Chimpanzee Makes Her Debut at the North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo announces a new addition to the chimpanzee troop.

North Carolina Zoo Announces Sand Kitten Names Chosen by the Public

The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the names of the three sand kitten triplets.

North Carolina Zoo Asks Public to Vote on Names of Sand Cat Triplets

The North Carolina Zoo is asking the public to vote on the “purr-fect” names for our sand cat kitten triplets.

Giraffe Calf Named on World Giraffe Day

Asheboro, N.C. –June 21, 2023 - The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the name of the male giraffe calf born on May 20.

Sand Cat Triplets Born at the Zoo

Asheboro, N.C. - June 2, 2023 - The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce yet another recent birth: three sand cat kittens were born on May 11. Small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, the kittens were born to first-time mother Sahara, 3, and father Cosmo, 9.

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