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NC ZOO Welcomes New Polar Bear

NC ZOO Welcomes New Polar Bear

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Photo provided by the NC Zoo ASHEBORO NC - Today the North Carolina Zoo announced it is welcoming it's newest resident, a 1,000-pound male polar bear. Seventeen-year-old Payton is being relocated from the Memphis Zoo as part of its breeding efforts. Payton was named after Walter Payton – the late running back for the Chicago Bears NFL team. He was born on was born Nov. 8, 2003, at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago but was moved to the Memphis Zoo in 2006. “Seeing Payton leave is bittersweet. He has been a part of our lives at Memphis Zoo for the last 15 years,” said Amanda Moses, communications specialist for the Memphis Zoo. “He is special to Memphis Zoo, and to the keepers and researchers who have worked with him. Moving Payton was not only the best option for him, but also for the re...
NC Zoo Revises Mask / Timed Entry Policies

NC Zoo Revises Mask / Timed Entry Policies

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ASHEBORO NC - With the holiday season over local families will be looking forward to taking advantage of one of the many benefits of living in Asheboro. Visiting the NC Zoo during the slow season. The new year brings with it new policies and changes at the NC Zoo that you should know before planning you visit.   Face-Covering Requirements  The NC Zoo's revised face-covering policy started today. "We are requiring face coverings throughout the Park starting January 1, 2021 (exemptions for children under 5 and those requesting an exemption due to a medical or behavioral condition, or when actively eating or drinking, in which case you must social distance from others outside your group" said Diane Villa, the Director of Communications and Marketing with the NC Zoo says. Previously fac...