N.C. Zoo to remain closed through Monday

Photo Credit: N.C. Zoo Photo by Valerie Abbott

Photo Credit: N.C. Zoo Photo by Valerie Abbott

ASHEBORO, N.C. — The North Carolina Zoo will remain closed through the weekend and on Monday.

Due to the number of fallen trees throughout the park as a result of Friday’s winter storm, the zoo will remain closed to the public through Monday, March 10.

The zoo was also closed Friday due to the weather.

According to Zoo Director Dr. David Jones, concern for employee safety will prevent staff from beginning fallen tree removal until Sunday.

After that, it will take at least two days to clear service roads, walkways and animal exhibits of the debris, Jones said.

General Curator Ken Reininger reported no animal-related problems as of Friday due to the weather.

Keepers will continue to have access to holding areas over the next three days to provide animal care.

Staff are asked to follow the zoo’s adverse weather policy for work on Saturday and Sunday.

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 www.nczoo.org.

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