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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

A Zoo Story: The First State Zoo is Alive and Growing on Purgatory Mountain

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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.
Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 6 Issue 4, July/Aug 1978, p24-26