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1856
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The North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro is in the midst of creating a 200-acre version of North American habitats. Four of the habitats are open, while the remaining four will open on Earth Day - April, 1995.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 62 Issue 4, Sept 1994, p3, il
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2531
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The North Carolina Zoological Park continues to expand its simulated regions of the world. The Rocky Coast habitat was added in 1994, and the established North American region has acquired new animals.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 63 Issue 5, Oct 1995, p31-32, il
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2727
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With the North Carolina Zoological Park as its star attraction, Randolph County seeks to expand tourism. Other attractions include the Uwharrie Natural Forest and Seagrove potters.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 54 Issue 2, Feb 1996, p20-21, il
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3244
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The North Carolina Zoological Park near Asheboro has 1,500 acres containing 61,000 plants, over 100 kinds of birds, and 1,000 animals. One of the country's largest walk-through zoos, it attracts 900,000 visitors annually.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 55 Issue 3, Mar 1997, p52, il
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4115
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The North Carolina Zoological Park is marking its twenty-fifth anniversary in 1999. Having opened in 1974 with a forty-acre Interim Zoo, the park now covers 1,450 acres and features over 1,100 animals and 60,000 plants.
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4497
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The newest addition to the Art in the Park program at the North Carolina Zoological Park is a herd of sculptured bronze elephants weighing twelve tons. Created by Peter J. Woytuk, the elephants \"graze\" near the park's entrance. The art program is supported largely by donors. Long-term plans call for ninety more commissions, including visual art, music, and residencies.
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NC Arts (NoCar Oversize NX 1 N22x), Vol. 13 Issue 2, Winter 1999, p6, il
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7204
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The North Carolina Zoological Park, the country's first state-supported zoo, celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2004. It is recognized as one of the top zoos in the nation. The zoo was designed as a natural habitat environment zoo without bars. There are over 1,100 animals representing 204 species living there. Wright describes how the zoo has developed and grown over the past thirty years.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 5, May 2005, p52-53, il
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7608
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The North Carolina Zoo claims a notable first. It was the nation's first zoo to be designed around the natural habitat concept. Animals are not housed in cages, but are seen in habitats that closely resemble their homes in the wild. Jackson describes how the zoo has developed and grown over the past thirty-two years.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 8, Jan 2006, p104-106, 108-109, il Periodical Website
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William Hoff is the new director of the North Carolina Zoological Park. The park is now under development on the nearly 1,400-acre Purgatory Mountain site near Asheboro in Randolph County. Hoff has worked with the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and the Cincinnati Zoo. Before taking the North Carolina position, he was director of the world-famous St. Louis Zoo. He was attracted to North Carolina because of the challenge to build the ideal zoo from scratch.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 5 Issue 4, Apr 1973, p6-7, il, por Periodical Website
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9383
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North Carolina's newest zoological park located at Purgatory Mountain in Asheboro is receiving animals almost daily for its interim zoo. It should take about twenty years to fully develop construction.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 8, Jan 1975, p15, il
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11064
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Norwood W. Pope, vice president of First Citizens Bank & Trust Company of Raleigh, is chairman of the North Carolina Zoological Authority. The site for the North Carolina Zoo has been selected at Asheboro. Pope discusses the steps to follow that will make the project a reality.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 29 Issue 5, May 1971, p36-37, 55, por
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11643
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In 1974, the North Carolina Zoo at Asheboro spent $20,000 providing food for its 125 animals. This year the amount is expected to be over $35,000. Andy Lucker, operations manager of the 1,165-acre zoo, says inflation, causing hay to double in price, has contributed to increased expenses. Donations made by local farmers help, and zoo officials hope to begin growing vegetables and grain on zoo land within a year.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 43 Issue 6, Nov 1975, p18-19, il
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11983
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The North Carolina Zoological Park at Asheboro recently opened Africa, its first permanent phase. Zoo director Robert L. Fry discusses what the Zoo will mean to the business community and what the business community can mean to the Zoo.
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19418
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Graff relates some interesting information about the gorillas that live at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 11, Apr 2013, p78-84, 86-88, il Periodical Website
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21259
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The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is investing $8.5 million for an expansion of its polar bear exhibit. The zoo's two polar bears were transferred to other zoos when expansion began in 2011, and both have since died. The plan was to expand to six bears when the exhibit area was completed. The article explains how the zoo is trying to get new bears.
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