North Carolina Zoo

An elephant wanders the Watani Grasslands at the North Carolina Zoo

One of the largest natural habitat zoos in the nation, the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro allows visitors to explore the diverse landscapes and animal of plant life of three habitats, all without ever leaving the Tar Heel State:

  • The North America exhibit showcases the continent's diverse ecosystems from the polar bears and seals of the rocky arctic coasts to the cougars, alligators and snakes of cypress swamps to bison and elk 
  • The Africa exhibit includes gorillas, zebras, elephants and lions in forest and grassland landscapes
  • The R. J. Reynolds Aviary features more than 3,000 gorgeous tropical plants and dozens of exotic birds

The Zoo also includes a number of other fun things for your family to do. Check out the Zoo's website for more information. 

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