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New Polar Bear Exhibit Polar Bear PatchesOpen

More than three years in construction, landscaping and animal introductions, the new exhibit triples the size of the zoo's polar bear exhibit and features greatly increased land space for the bears as well as a stream flowing through its center.  VIDEO - See Patches enjoying the new exhibit.

Lion CubsLion cubs on exhibit 

It's a prideful day at the North Carolina Zoo. The zoo's four lion cubs, Savanna, Lololi, Khari and Kirabo are on exhibit and can be seen daily with their mother Mekita and father Reilly.


BUGS An Epic Adventure 

Mar 29-Nov 2 - Open Daily 10 a.m.

Come eye-to-antenna with giant animatronic bugs, then encounter the real ones in our live bug encounter dome. Learn more about these unusual creatures that make up 96% of animal life on earth. 


RIO The 4-D Experience  

Mar 29-Nov 2 - Open Daily 10 a.m.

When the last blue macaws on Earth, Blu and Jewel, are captured, they must work together as they embark on a 4-D journey through Rio de Janeiro, finding courage, friendship and maybe even love along the way.



North Carolina Zoo celebrates Boo at the Zoo Oct. 20, 2014

The North Carolina Zoo Receives Disney Conservation Grant Oct. 16, 2014

Winners announced for the North Carolina Zoo lion cub naming contest Oct. 10, 2014

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