ASHEBORO N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission to residents of Moore County affected by the recent power outages.
According to the Moore County Edition of the North State Journal on Saturday, Dec. 3, Moore County saw two substations attacked, leaving over 40,000 customers without power. Just after 7 pm, customers across Moore County started seeing power outages. As utility companies sent our crews, they found evidence that indicated that intentional vandalism had occurred at multiple sites. Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said at a Sunday news conference in Carthage that authorities have not determined a motivation. The sheriff said it appeared the culprits pulled up and “opened fire on the substation, the same thing with the other one.”
On Wednesday December 7th, 2022, the North Carolina Zoo announced on Facebook that they would be offering free admission to Moore County residents affected by the recent power outages.
We welcome our neighbors from Moore County to enjoy seeing 1,700 animals in the North America and Africa regions plus the Desert Dome.North Carolina Zoo (Facebook)
This offer is valid Thursday, December 8 – Sunday, December 11, 2022. Guests must show a valid state ID with proof of residency in Moore County. (Limit four free admissions per valid ID.)