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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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Chimp gives birth at North Carolina Zoo

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A chimpanzee has given birth to a female at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, raising the zoo's chimp population to a dozen. Full story...
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NC Zoo increasingly adding plants to its mission

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The North Carolina Zoo is expanding its efforts to protect endangered and unusual plant life as well as animals. Full story...
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NC Zoo loses chimp during routine dental treatment

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The mother of the first chimpanzee born at the North Carolina Zoo in 12 years has died after anesthesia for a routine medical problem. Full story...
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NC Zoo loses 41-year-old rhinoceros to illness

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One of the oldest and most popular residents of the North Carolina Zoo has been euthanized after a lengthy illness. Zoo officials say Alice, a 41-year-old Southern white rhinoceros was euthanized on Tuesday. Full story...
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NC State veterinarians help a young elephant at NC Zoo

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videoWWAY starts Zoo Files this week with an elephant with a broken tusk that recently presented quite a challenge for veterinarians.

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Polar bear euthanized at North Carolina Zoo

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A polar bear at the North Carolina zoo has been euthanized because of neurological problems that left it unable to walk or stand. Full story...
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Female elephant to arrive at North Carolina Zoo

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A female African elephant will be moved from a zoo in Canada to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. Full story...
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