Celebrate Nature—at the Zoo and Virtually! At the North Carolina Zoo, we celebrate nature. Being the world’s largest natural habitat zoo means the animals here have plenty of room to roam.
Getting Around the Zoo. Just a reminder… this is the world’s largest natural habitat zoo. With roughly 5 miles of walking trails to navigate, make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a refillable water bottle.
The Largest "Natural Habitat" Zoo in the United States. Located just south of Asheboro, the North Carolina Zoo is seated on a 2,200-acre tract of land in the Uwharrie Mountains.
** Quarterly and monthly payment options are available for President's Club and Conservator's Circle memberships. Please call 336.879.7250 for more information. Membership does not provide free admission to special programs and activities that require an additional fee inside the Park (such as the carousel, etc.) but members may buy Fun Tickets, which discount the cost of attending these ...
Yes. We have made some changes to our operations to help ensure your safety during this time. The Zoo’s pathways are configured into a one-way walking experience, where possible, through North America and Africa. This is to encourage social distancing while still ensuring guests can stop by each outdoor habitat.
The North Carolina Zoo offers a variety of exciting and unique internship opportunities. A zoo environment offers a fun, yet challenging atmosphere to gain valuable career building knowledge and experience.
Nat Geo WILD. 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.
Diane Villa, Director of Communications & Marketing. Diane Villa is the Director of Communications and Marketing at the North Carolina Zoo. Her duties include leading a dedicated and passionate staff covering marketing, public relations, social media, website, events, graphics, park rangers, and guest services.
Written by Emily Lynch, PhD, Associate Curator of Research, North Carolina Zoo. Can you tell the difference between a human and a banana? This seems like a silly question, but our ability to categorize our world is more sophisticated than you might imagine.
African Wildlife Adventure Get aboard a specially outfitted, open-air vehicle for an exclusive tour of the 40-acre Watani Grassland exhibit!
Schools closed? Not so fast! The Zoo is also closed, but we have lots of animal stories to share. Join us virtually on our FACEBOOK PAGE every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY at 10 A.M. for a fun, educational presentation about animals and nature.
Career Openings. To learn about current job openings at the North Carolina Zoo, please visit the North Carolina State Government Employment website.The Zoo is located in Randolph County. How To Apply. As an agency of the State of North Carolina, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources the North Carolina Zoo has very explicit procedures for hiring employees.
Capacity is limited, pre-purchased tickets/reservations are recommended. Walk-up will be accommodated if space is available. Face coverings are required.
With over 1,700 acres of forested natural areas, the North Carolina Zoo is home to a large variety of wildlife. Because the Zoo is concerned about all the animals on Zoo lands, not only the ones under human care, staff use camera traps to help us understand what is happening in our natural areas and where the most important wildlife habitats are.
September 24 celebrates World Gorilla Day. And gorillas can have big personalities! Stephanie Tien, Zookeeper Forest Glade. Welcome to Forest Glade at the North Carolina Zoo!
The Desert is a glass-domed building designed to recreate an arid, colorful desert. Walk among free-flight birds, towering saguaros and watch the racing roadrunners.
Bob Langston, Sustainability and Conservation Outreach Coordinator for the North Carolina Zoo. It is quite common for students and others curious about the North Carolina Zoo to assume that the bulk of our daily activity is entirely devoted to caring for the animals.
Check out our wild selection of animal themed gifts and sustainably sourced products in the Zoo's online gift shop.
What is the North Carolina Zoo like after hours? Come spend the night with us camping and find out. This program offers a variety of experiences for both families and groups.
Training offered January – May . Giraffe Deck Volunteers create unique, rewarding and memorable experiences for guests who come fact-to-face with, and feed giraffes. Volunteers share information to increase awareness about conservation issues and programs, prepare and distribute browse, queue guests on/off the deck and support staff as requested.