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8443
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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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35727
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Whether interested in natural world or NC’s rich history, Wise asserted the Piedmont region catered to both. Historic sites highlighted included the Reed Gold Mine, site of the first gold discovery in the US; Chinqua-Penn Plantation, which contained art from around the globe; and Bennett Place, reconstructed Civil War site for General Johnson’s surrender to General Sherman. Nature and science lovers could be sated through Mount Morrow State Park; North Carolina Zoo, first state-owned zoo in the US; and Museum of Life and Natural Science, which contained the greatest treasure trove of outer space memorabilia.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 3, May/June 1979, p19, 41
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35680
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Touted also as the first total, natural habitat zoo, it included animals representing all seven continents, terrestrial or aquatic. What made this zoo possible: its location near Asheboro; financial backers such as the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation; a growing public support base through the Zoological Society; and thirteen zookeepers passionate about their work.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 6 Issue 4, July/Aug 1978, p24-26
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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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27526
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The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is one of the largest zoos and natural habitat parks in the world. The zoo opened in 1974 to enrich the community’s lives with animals, plants, and science. Its most recent addition is a ten-year-old polar bear named Nikita.
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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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26955
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Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. commended the R. J. Reynolds Industries and North Carolina Zoological Society for their financial support in building the new Aviary Section at the North Carolina Zoological Park. The unique aviary consists of numerous bird and plant species, all supported by a balanced temperature and humidity control system.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 29 Issue 10, Nov/Dec 1982, p8, por
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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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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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29762
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Due to dwindling wild populations and issues with climate and space for zoos, within a decade there will only be a few places in the United States where elephants will be on exhibit. The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro plans to be one of those institutions. The zoo is opening a new habitat designed to improve their ability to breed both elephants and endangered white rhinos.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 3, Mar 2008, p60-61, por
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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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9543
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Near Asheboro the largest natural habitat zoo in the world is under construction. Over 200 animals are already in residence. Este gives an update on the zoo's progress.
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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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26898
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Robert L. Fry, Director of the North Carolina Zoological Park, is dedicated to the education, conservation, research, and propagation of plant and animal life. Since his appointment in 1978, Fry has overseen the park’s progress, expansion, and positive impact on the state and its people. Current projects include the additions of the African Plains and North American zoo-geographic regions.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 29 Issue 5, May 1982, p4, por
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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