Evacuate to the North Carolina Zoo This Weekend
ASHEBORO, NC – Amidst the mayhem of Hurricane Matthew, evacuees will find a bright spot at the North Carolina Zoo this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Guests who identify themselves as hurricane evacuees at the Zoo’s admissions windows will be given $2 off the standard price of admission this Friday through Sunday. Regular rates will apply to all fun tickets.
The North Carolina Zoo has great compassion for those displaced by the storm this weekend and eagerly anticipates welcoming visitors from the east coast to explore the Zoo’s walking trails, 2000 animals, 52,000 plants and to discover the Zoo’s great commitment to the conservation of wild animals and wild spaces.
About the North Carolina Zoo
The North Carolina Zoo provides an experience like no other zoo anywhere. With five miles of exhibits, nearly 2,000 animals and 52,000 plants it is the largest natural habitat zoo in the world and an international leader in wildlife conservation.
Find yourself surrounded by some of Africa’s giants including elephants, rhinos, and giraffes; share the love of gorillas with Mosuba and his six-member troop; polar bears Nikita and Anana take polar plunges every day at the Rocky Coast Exhibit; or join in the fun at the mud café in the Kidzone.
Located in center of the state in Asheboro, it is convenient to visit from anywhere in North Carolina. The North Carolina Zoo welcomes nearly 750,000 guests each year. Plan your adventure at www.nczoo.org.
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources