Asheboro, NC - The N.C. Zoological Park chose its ground carefully. For one thing, it’s about 18 miles from the dead center of the state, making it accessible to more people. Also, the zoo, on the outskirts of Asheboro, limits its zoological focus to North America and Africa, and housing the wildlife of both as naturally as possible on more than 2,000 acres – making it one of the largest zoo tracts in the country.

The state-owned attraction is going big in a different way this Saturday: With “African Giants” activities between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the spotlight is on celebrating their elephants, rhinos and giraffes.

We’re talking huge beasts.