South Carolina Trivia
Interpretation- North Carolina Mountains

A Day in the Park

North Carolina Zoo
Asheboro, NC

One of the Best Zoo's in the country.
"At 1,371 acres (555 ha), it is one of the largest "walk-through" natural-habitat zoo in the world, the first in the United States, and only one of two state-owned zoos in the United States.The NC Zoo has over 1100 animals from more than 250 species primarily representing Africa and North America. The zoo is open 364 days a year and receives more than 700,000 visitors annually."
(from Wikopedia- click on link at top of page for more detail)

Been going there since it started life in 1976. Now it is huge.

Sunday. May 13:
Warm, cloudy day (rained in the afternoon)
Zoo was packed; a goodly chunk of the 700,000 annual visitors were there!


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The King keeping a lazy eye on things... what you don't see is a hundred or so people keeping an eye on him.


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Chimps are always a good show... they play to the crowd. Look closely, you can see this was shot through glass.


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Just before the rain hit. Fortunately we were on our way out by this time.



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