ASHEBORO, NC – To continue ensuring the safety of North Carolina Zoo visitors and employees, zoo officials will keep the park closed on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21-22.

Due to freezing temperatures walkways throughout the zoo are still covered by ice and snow. For information on daily operational status, the public can visit the zoo’s 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.