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Veterans Invited to Visit North Carolina Zoo for Free November 11

Posted on 11/10/2016
Veterans and active duty military service members are invited to visit the North Carolina Zoo free of charge on Veterans Day, November 11. Active duty, retired and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces showing a valid military ID will be admitted free while up to six of their guests will receive $2 off the standard price of admission to the conservation park. 
 
As a leader in conservation and corporate citizenship, the North Carolina Zoo is a proud and grateful supporter of the United States Armed Forces. 
 
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.orgeterans and active duty military service members are invited to visit the North Carolina Zoo free of charge on Veterans Day, November 11.    
 
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 www.ncdcr.gov.
 
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