North Carolina Zoo to be closed Friday due to storm damage

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One-year-old chimpanzees Genie (left) and Gigi (right) press their faces to the glass in the N.C. Zoo’s chimp exhibit during their first day on exhibit Thursday. (N.C. Zoo Photo by Tom Gillespie)

ASHEBORO, N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo will be closed on Friday due to storm damage, according to a spokesperson with the zoo.

A late afternoon storm moved through the area, knocking down a number of trees that need to be cleaned up to make the zoo safe for visitors, according to Gavin Johnson.

No animals were injured in the storm, according to Johnson.