Zoo Hours

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Nov. - March

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. April – October


 August 25, 2014

  Statement From Wild Welfare on the Gaza Zoo:

 "Wild Welfare has been saddened to hear about the extremely distressing conditions for the animals caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas at the Gaza Zoo. Alongside the North Carolina Zoological Society, we managed to source a small donation to buy food for these animals, and have been investigating options to get aid to them. However, through our research, we unfortunately revealed that the zoo in previous years has been used by militants as an integral part of the war-zone, and we have received advice from our on the ground sources that the current situation is still extremely dangerous at present.

"We lack reliable information as to how many animals are still alive, and we have no established partners in Gaza to help us plan or carry out a safe and effective food delivery operation. While we applaud the bravery of individual Gaza residents who are trying to help the zoo's animals, Wild Welfare has been unable to locate any contacts or infrastructure that would allow a safe, legal or effective way of getting food or other help to these animals. Until we have reasonable prospects for successfully reaching and helping these animals, we are not willing to put human lives at risk. 

We are obviously sad that we cannot help, but we will have the funds on standby if it becomes legally possible and responsible to take action in the future."

Learn more about Wild Welfare and its efforts to improve animal welfare in zoos around the world by visiting its Website.


NC Zoo and Zoo Society Field Research Camp

After our successful, first-ever field research camp in August, the NC Zoo and Zoo Society are excited to offer a second camp in October 2014. This camp will run from October 18 to 19. 


Our field research camp allows young adults to spend two days and one unforgettable night exploring wildlife inside the NC Zoo’s field research arena.

Campers will engage in the same activities that guide the Zoo’s field biologists when they travel into wilderness to study and protect free-ranging elephants, gorillas, salamanders and more.

Learn More

It is Almost Time!

Zoo To Do 2014 is happening September 6.

It is one of the oldest and one of the most cherished traditional events at the NC Zoo.

We dine, we dance and we donate to keep the magic alive at the NC Zoo.

Tickets are available now, but in short supply.  Learn more


Zoo Gift Cards Now Available Online

NC Zoo Gift Cards are accepted for payment at all Zoo gift shops or can be used at the ticket booths to buy admission tickets or memberships.
 Purchase here.


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