America’s first zoo designed around the natural habitat philosophy, the North Carolina Zoological Park’s attention to natural detail earns it a spot among the best zoos in the world.
More than 500 acres are devoted to North American and African continental regions alone. Rhinos, elephants, impala and other hoofed African animals roam the African Plains exhibit. At 37 acres, it is larger than many zoos.
Nestled in the heart of the ancient Uwharrie Mountains, the zoo’s hilly, heavily wooded terrain is the perfect environment for such an ambitious undertaking.