Asheboro, NC — After being closed for four days due to cold temperatures and a winter storm, the North Carolina Zoo will reopen to the public on Saturday, February 1.

The zoo’s regular winter operating hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For information on daily operational status, the public can call the zoo’s toll-free number at 1-800-488-0444 or visit the website at

The zoo is an agency of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, John E. Skvarla, III, Secretary; Pat McCrory, Governor.