Latest North Carolina Zoo Stories

Critical Habitat And Corridors For World's Rarest Gorilla
2012-02-01 08:57:24

Protection of forest habitat could support larger population of Cross River gorillas Conservationists working in Central Africa to save the world's rarest gorilla have good news: the Cross River gorilla has more suitable habitat than previously thought, including vital corridors that, if protected, can help the great apes move between sites in search of mates, according to the North Carolina Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups. The newly published habitat analysis,...

2011-01-24 00:00:40

Members agree, NC Zoo Society membership offers more than a one-time visit to the Zoo. Asheboro, N.C. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 22, 2011 NC Zoo Society members see their organization as a "close friend" or "an acquaintance I admire" with eighty-five percent of the NC Zoo Society members reporting a "very favorable" opinion of their member experience, compared to a zoo and aquarium benchmark of 72 percent. Those are among the findings of a recent research project of the Association of Zoos and...

2011-01-22 00:00:39

The NC Zoo Society announces that the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) has become the named sponsor of the four Veterinary Science Camps. Asheboro, NC (Vocus/PRWEB) January 21, 2011 The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) has become the named sponsor of the four Veterinary Science Camps that the NC Zoo offers each year to young people who are interested in pursuing careers in veterinary medicine. Chief Veterinarian and NCVMA member Dr. Mike Loomis...

2010-07-21 09:50:00

ASHEBORO, N.C., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Hendrick Construction, Inc. won a contract to build five barns and expand the North Carolina Zoo's 37-acre African Plains habitat. The project includes a rhinoceros barn, three hoof-stock barns and a treatment barn with connected paddocks and animal holding facilities. Hendrick Construction will also repair the exhibit's existing barns and complete the associated site work. The buildings will house rhinoceroses, gazelles, antelope and other plains...

2008-08-15 12:00:34

By LORRAINE AHEARN Randolph County, it goes without saying, is more than just a visit to the North Carolina Zoo, a tour of Seagrove's 100-plus potteries, a pit stop at the Richard Petty Museum or a day of fishing in the cool coves of Randleman Lake. Then again, that's a start. A 15-minute, traffic-free ride from downtown Greensboro, the green, laid-back expanse of Randolph awaits with farm stands, river valleys, forests and hills big enough to qualify as mountains. Randolph's 790...

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