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NC Zoo picks names for four new lion cubs after contest ends

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videoThe NC Zoo has selected the names for its four new lion cubs after going through nearly 2,000 names submitted for a contest. Full story...
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NC Zoo names lion cubs

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Four lion cubs at the North Carolina Zoo now have names. Nearly 2,000 names were submitted in a contest the zoo launched last month. Full story...
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North Carolina Zoo closing Tuesday because of cold

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The North Carolina Zoo will be closed on Tuesday because of the bitter cold weather expected in the state. Zoo director David Jones said the decision to close Tuesday is based on concern for visitors and staff. Full story...
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NC Zoo, museum caring for seized reptiles

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video More details about two people arrested for housing more than 80 snakes, some of which were venomous. This all begin when New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies started out looking for marijuana plants Thursday night, but ended up finding much more than they bargained for. Full story...
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Man leaves more than $3M to NC Zoo

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A Stanly County man left his entire estate worth more than $3 million to the North Carolina Zoological Society. Full story...
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NC Zoo welcomes 3 kudus

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The North Carolina Zoo has welcomed three newborn kudus. The kudus are living in the zoo's 37-acre African Plains exhibit. Full story...
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Man visits elephant he helped get for NC Zoo

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Decades after he helped bring an elephant to the North Carolina Zoo, a Charlotte man has reunited with the pachyderm that was no bigger than a pony when he found it. Full story...
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Report suggests closing, curbing state attractions

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The Legislature's fiscal watchdog agency says the state of North Carolina should close an Elizabeth City museum, a Kinston historic site and reduce operating hours at seven other locations to reduce operating expenses at attractions with high costs and low visitor traffic. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State considering privatizing aquariums, zoo

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video The state of North Carolina owns a zoo and three aquariums, including the one at Fort Fisher. That could change based on a recommendation coming next week. The state will make a recommendation on whether to privatize the aquariums and zoo. Full story...
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Woman's estate leaves $1M so NC Zoo can buy land

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A Greensboro woman really, really liked the zoo. A woman bequeathed $1 million to the North Carolina Zoo Society after her death so the state-owned zoo near Asheboro could buy land for animals to roam. Full story...
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