North Carolina Zoo

4401 Zoo Pkwy.
Asheboro, NC 27205- Map It
(336) 879-7000

AAA Editor Notes

North Carolina Zoo, 6 mi. s. on SR 159, following signs to 4401 Zoo Pkwy., contains more than 1,600 animals and 60,000 plants from two continents. The Watani Grasslands Reserve features exhibits with African elephants, southern white rhinoceroses and 10 species of African antelope. The free-flight R.J. Reynolds Forest Aviary contains 120 birds and more than 3,000 tropical plants. The North Carolina Streamside habitat displays such indigenous wildlife as fish, snakes, frogs, otters and bobcats. Other exhibits include red wolves, bison, elk, seals, roadrunners, and ocelots. A tram system throughout the park is free. A guided 45-minute Zoofari tram tour and ropes course also are available. Special events are held throughout the year. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
$15; $13 (ages 62+); $11 (ages 2-12). Zoofari tour $20; free (ages 0-2 on adult lap).
Hours: Daily (weather permitting) 9-5, Apr.-Oct.; 9-4, rest of year. Zoofari tours depart Junction Plaza Thurs.-Sun. at 10, 11 and noon; last admission 30 minutes before departure. Closed Christmas.