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Secrets of the Zoo, North Carolina Premieres on Nat Geo WILD Oct 31, 2020

Posted on 09/30/2020

Asheboro, NC – Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the North Carolina Zoo? Here’s your chance to find out! The North Carolina Zoo is featured in the new, eight-part Nat Geo WILD series, SECRETS OF THE ZOO: NORTH CAROLINA, which premieres Saturday, Oct. 31, at 10 PM ET. Please check local listings for broadcast information.

 

North Carolina is home to the world's largest zoo, with 2,600 acres, large natural habitats, and more than 1,800 animals in its care. The show features several Zoo staff, including keepers and veterinarians, and highlight stories, including routine animal husbandry, emergency procedures, and the Zoo’s work in conservation and rescue and release of injured wildlife. 

 

Double Act TV, a London-based production company, produces the series for Nat Geo WILD.

 

“The North Carolina Zoo is already widely known as one of the most spectacular natural habitat zoos in the world,” said Susi H. Hamilton, secretary of the N.C. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources. “We are so excited for this opportunity to share with a worldwide audience the stories of our zoo, the animals and their keepers.” 

 

“It’s been a wild year at the Zoo! I’m so proud that our Zoo family can share our passion and commitment to wildlife and conservation with everyone,” said Patricia Simmons, director of the North Carolina Zoo. “The stories are exciting and very touching – they’ll make you laugh and warm your heart.”

 

How to watch the show? Click here to visit Nat Geo WILD’s listings of providers, including streaming services. After you click ‘Watch,’ click-through ‘More Providers’ for a full list, including streaming services.

 

About the North Carolina Zoo

At the North Carolina Zoo, we celebrate nature. As the world’s largest natural habitat Zoo, we inspire a lifelong curiosity about animals for the hundreds of thousands of people who visit our Zoo each year. Our dedicated team of experts provides exceptional, compassionate care for the more than 1,800 animals and 52,000 plants that call our Park home. We also lead efforts locally and globally to protect wildlife and wild places because we believe nature’s diversity is critical for our collective future. The North Carolina Zoo invites all of our guests to witness the majesty of the wild in the heart of North Carolina and welcomes everyone to join in our mission to protect nature’s diversity. Visit NCZoo.org to begin your life-changing journey.

 

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About 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. 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 North Carolina Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, 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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