ASHEBORO, NC – Due to the winter storm, with roads and pathways throughout the North Carolina Zoo covered by ice and snow, the zoo will remain closed to the public on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19-20.

On Friday afternoon, zoo officials will determine if the park will reopen for the weekend.

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 North Carolina Zoo is an agency of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Donald R. van der Vaart, Secretary; Pat McCrory, Governor.