Asheboro, NC — Due to predictions of ice and adverse weather, the North Carolina Zoo will be closed to the public on Sunday, December 8.

The zoo’s adverse weather policy for staff will be in effect on Sunday. Depending upon park and weather conditions, a decision on Monday operations will be made Sunday afternoon.

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.