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NC Zoo to close Friday


ASHEBORO, N.C. — The North Carolina Zoo will be closed Friday due to the forecast for winter weather including a mix of freezing rain and snow.

Zoo staff are asked to report to work as usual, but the park will be closed to guests.

With temperatures predicted to reach into the 60s by Saturday, the zoo is expected to resume normal winter operating hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the weekend.

For information on daily operational status, the public can call the zoo’s toll-free number at 1-800-488-0444 or visit the website at


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