NC Zoo designers create park’s beautiful world

ASHEBORO, N.C. -- Plenty of hands go into making a perfect guests experience at the NC Zoo.

When you look at the rocks and trees in each exhibit, they look authentic, but in reality, they're all created by someone who works hard each day to create the beautiful world.

For more than two decades, Kristin McGee has helped build much of what you see at the zoo.

"We do everything from the drawing it out, to the model-making to the painting," she said. "A lot of times we are trying to make it ultra realistic because we are trying to fool the public."

Next time you're at the Zoo, pay close attention to the design that goes into each exhibit.