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Jingle in the Jungle: The North Carolina Zoo offers $5 Entry Fee Dec. 18-22, 2023

Jingle in the Jungle: The North Carolina Zoo offers $5 Entry Fee Dec. 18-22, 2023

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ASHEBORO, N.C. (NC ZOO) — To celebrate the season of giving, the North Carolina Zoo is delighted to announce a December promotion to give back to the community: Jingle in the Jungle! From Dec. 18-22, all general admission is $5 for entry to the North Carolina Zoo. No other discounts apply; in-person sales only (no online reservations). The North Carolina Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the winter months and is closed to the public on Christmas Day (Monday, Dec. 25). Note that the Africa parking lot and ticket booths are closed for the winter, but guests can visit the entire park by entering through the North America ticket booths. For more information, visit NCZoo.org.
North Carolina Zoo Mourns Tragic Loss of Giraffe Calf

North Carolina Zoo Mourns Tragic Loss of Giraffe Calf

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(Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO, N.C. (NC ZOO)-– The North Carolina Zoo is heartbroken to announce the untimely death of Fenn, the beloved six-month-old giraffe calf, whose birth and presence at the Zoo delighted individuals around the world. A grief counselor has been brought in to support staff members as they navigate the emotions associated with this tragic loss. Fenn was nursing when he became unexpectedly startled by another giraffe. He bolted, colliding with a nearby gate and falling to the ground.  Unfortunately, Fenn sustained head and neck trauma from the fall and passed away late evening Dec. 13 despite receiving rapid medical intervention from veterinary staff.  Fenn was born at the North Carolina Zoo on May 20, 2023, to a first-time mother, Leia (14), and fath...
North Carolina Zoo Announces Call for Artists: Artwork for New Asia Region

North Carolina Zoo Announces Call for Artists: Artwork for New Asia Region

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"Elephant Group," by Peter Woytuk located at the NC Zoo Entrance (Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO, N.C. (NC ZOO) — The North Carolina Zoo and North Carolina Zoo Society announce a new public art opportunity for artists and artist teams to design art for the new continent of Asia. With a budget of $250,000 provided through the Zoo Society, this project will join the more than 150 works of art in and around the Zoo. The first step of the process, the Request for Qualifications, has begun and calls for artists (and artist teams) to submit their qualifications for the design, fabrication, and installation of a permanent outdoor public art project for installation within Asia. The request will run through Feb. 2, 2024. The art collection at the Zoo includes monumental works rang...
Veterans Day Events in Randolph County

Veterans Day Events in Randolph County

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(Acme News Archive) Every November 11th we honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Check out our list of Veterans Day events taking place across Randolph County this year. Know of an event we missed? Let us know so we can add it. Happening This Week NC Zoo - Military Appreciation Week November 6 - November 12 - NC Zoo In honor of Veterans Day, the North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for military personnel and veterans and free admission for one accompanying guest for Military Appreciation Week, Nov. 6-12, 2023. VIEW EVENT DETAILS Want More Veterans Day Discounts & Freebies? Check out our full list of businesses, restaurants, and attractions offering free or discounted items or services here. Asheboro Fiel...
NC Zoo to Investigate Death of Polar Bear While being Transported

NC Zoo to Investigate Death of Polar Bear While being Transported

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Photo provided by N.C. Zoo ASHEBORO N.C. - The North Carolina Zoo says they will investigate what led to the death of a male polar bear during a transfer to another zoo earlier this week. In a press release, the North Carolina Zoo announced that on October 25th, 2023, Payton, the Zoo’s male polar bear, had died while being transported to the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky. According to the N.C. Zoo, an experienced care team, left the North Carolina Zoo with Payton, performing routine checks on the 1,000-pound polar bear during the trip. “On the second check, less than two hours away from the North Carolina Zoo, the care team found Payton non-responsive. He was immediately transported to a nearby large animal veterinarian, who confirmed that Payton had passed,” said the Zoo in the ...
Halloween Events in Randolph County

Halloween Events in Randolph County

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ALL EVENTS PASSED JUMP TOHaunted AttractionsTrunk or Treat EventsFamily Friendly EventsLibrary EventsEverything Else CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL HALLOWEEN EVENTS BY DATE Click on the date, location, or photo to go to the event calendar page for each event. Haunted Attractions Kersey Valley Spookywoods WHEN: The event spans from September 23rd to November 4th on selected evenings. Operating hours are extended until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, concluding at 10 pm on Sundays. WHERE: Kersey Valley Spookywoods - 1615 Kersey Valley Rd, Archdale COST: Ticket prices range from $25 to $45, depending on the chosen date. On average, the wait time is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, and groups of 20 or more individuals receive a $5 discount per tick...
Events This Weekend in Randolph County

Events This Weekend in Randolph County

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There is a lot going on this weekend across Randolph County. Check out these events. Friday, Sept 29th Partly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 6 to 9 mph. Drive Electric Event at the North Carolina Zoo Celebrate National Drive Electric Week at the North Carolina Zoo from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. This free public event, hosted in the North America parking lot directly across from the Stedman building in the North America Parking lot, will showcase the clean-air and cost-saving benefits of driving all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid automobiles. See first-hand a variety of electric vehicles (EV) used at the Zoo and learn how the Zoo is reducing its carbon footprint. The NC Zoo Society and its partners will be on hand to highlight commercially avai...
One Year In, Construction on Asia on Schedule

One Year In, Construction on Asia on Schedule

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Construction is underway on the new Asia expansion at the NC Zoo. [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - One year after breaking ground, construction on the Asia expansion at the North Carolina Zoo is on track, but with the planned opening still years away there is still a lot of work to be done.  General construction on Asia is halfway complete with Rodgers Builders, the general contractor for the project, reporting no significant delays thus far. Work constructing the buildings and infrastructure is expected to be completed by fall of 2024. Once Asia’s construction is complete, the work of turning ten acres of gravel, dirt, and concrete buildings into a new continent is where the Zoo’s work will really start, says Diane Villa, Director of Communications & Mark...
REMC Invites Public to Drive Electric Event at North Carolina Zoo

REMC Invites Public to Drive Electric Event at North Carolina Zoo

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A Chevy Volt electric vehicle sits on display at the Drive Electric Event held in the NC Zoo's North America parking lot on October 1st 2021. (Acme News / Archive Photo) ASHEBORO N.C. (REMC) – On Friday, September 29, from 9 am to noon at the North Carolina Zoo, Randolph Electric Membership Corporation will sponsor “It’s Electric,” a public education event showcasing electric vehicles (EVs). This outdoor event, planned during National Drive Electric Week (September 22 to October 1), draws attention to the positive aspects of driving all-electric and plug-in hybrid automobiles. Local and state dignitaries will welcome the crowd at 10 am. Vehicles from various automobile dealerships, an electric school bus and EV chargers will be on display for REMC members and guests of...
NC Zoo to Say Farewell to Flamingos

NC Zoo to Say Farewell to Flamingos

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Flamingo at the NC Zoo [Acme News Archive Photo] ASHEBORO N.C. - The North Carolina Zoo is planning to say farewell to its flock of Flamingos who are leaving for South Carolina at the end of September. The North Carolina Zoo announced yesterday that they will be transferring their flock of 15 Chilean flamingos to the Greenville Zoo in South Carolina sometime at the end of September. "While it is sad to see the flamingos leave the Zoo, we are happy to know they will join a flock of 19 Chilean flamingos already at the Greenville Zoo," said the Zoo on Facebook. "Flamingos are social birds that live in large flocks in the wild. We are very thankful to the Greenville Zoo for accepting the entire flock, as several of these birds have been together for over 25 years." View ...