Asheboro, NC — Due to the wintry weather forecast, the North Carolina Zoo will remained closed to the public for the second straight day on Wednesday, January 29.

Predictions call for up to three inches of snow in the Piedmont Tuesday and Wednesday along with temperatures expected to remain well below freezing. Wind chills will make temperatures feel even lower over the next two days.

Under these weather conditions, zoo officials are concerned for both visitors and staff. Employees are asked to follow the zoo’s adverse weather policy on Wednesday. A decision on Thursday’s operations will be made Wednesday 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.