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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at the North Carolina ZooPosted on 09/05/18
ASHEBORO, N.C. — Looking for a family-friendly day trip? The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is about 90 minutes away from Raleigh.
This world-class institution is also a leader in global animal conservation. It is also a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a nonprofit which helps promote animal welfare, conservation and education.
The North Carolina Zoo often welcomes endangered species or displaced animals who might not otherwise have a place to go. The zoo also participates in several breeding programs. An ocelot baby was born just a few months ago, in response to the species' numbers decreasing in the wild.