ASHEBORO, NC – Due to continuing cold temperatures and remnants of Monday’s snow storm that remain on walkways, the North Carolina Zoo will remain closed to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Zoo officials will continue watching weather conditions closely to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and animals.

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.