ASHEBORO, N.C. – Since many walkways, parking lots and service roads at the North
Carolina Zoo are covered with snow and ice the Zoo will remain closed to the public
until Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Zoo visitors can always receive updates about the Zoo's daily operating status by
calling the park's toll-free number at 1-800-488-0444 or by visiting the website

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The North Carolina Zoo is an agency of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural
Resources. The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the
state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural
resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North
Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality
of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts,
history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring
creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage,
encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science
museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas,
the N.C.  Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library,
the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office
of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For
more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit