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Mission Statement

The goal of the NC Zoo is to encourage an understanding of and commitment to the conservation of the world's wild animal and plant species, the need for healthy natural habitats and recognition of the interdependence of people, their natural environment and its component resources.

Description

The NC Zoo was the first American zoo designed around the "natural habitat" philosophy presenting animals and plants in exhibits that closely resemble the habitats in which they would be found in the wild. The zoo's African and North American exhibit regions span more than 500 acres with more than five miles of walkways.

Volunteers enrich the zoo with their enthusiasm, knowledge and dedication. Using the unique physical resources, the zoo's natural landscape, its built environment, exhibited animals & plants, Volunteers provide visitors with meaningful and engaging information about the Zoo's living collections in a way that conveys environmental messages relevant to peoples lives.

Volunteers also provide the routine daily care for injured and orphaned native wildlife at the Valerie H. Schindler Rehab Center, until they are ready for release.

Other opportunities also include planting and maintaining the butterfly and browse gardens, special events and animal watches.

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http://www.nczoo.org

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