About Us

The NC Zoological Society is a private, 501(c)3, non-profit organization that supports the conservation, education, research and recreation missions of the North Carolina Zoo. The NC Zoo Society funds Zoo programs that conserve wildlife, protect wild environments, conduct research and provide recreational experiences that strengthen the bonds between people and wildlife. The Society also funds Zoo programs that protect the well-being of animals that live in zoos or in the wild.

And, the NC Zoo Society welcomes you into a family that shares your concerns for wildlife!

What We Do For You
The North Carolina Zoo Society is your bridge to more than a Zoo visit. The Zoo Society makes you a partner in Zoo’s programs that advance:

The North Carolina Zoological Society is a member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA).  Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium to ensure that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care to its animals, a great experience for its visitors, and a better future for all living things.  With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation.



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