Entire North Carolina Zoo will reopen this weekend

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ASHEBORO, N.C. — The entire North Carolina Zoo will reopen Saturday, the zoo said in a media release Friday afternoon.

The Africa Region has been closed due to damage caused by a microburst with high winds and hail. Exhibits in the zoo’s Africa Region were more heavily impacted due to the dozens of fallen trees, the zoo said.

Exhibits in the zoo’s North America Region, along with Dino World and the Aviary, reopened earlier this week.

Because only half of the zoo was open, the zoo charged half price for admission. Saturday, when the entire zoo reopens, admission prices will return to full price.

“Our staff has worked diligently to clean and remove all debris that was inside of exhibits, on service roads and trails throughout the park. The safety of our visitors, animals and employees is always our first priority,” Zoo Director Dr. David Jones said.

For information on daily operational status, visit nczoo.org or call 1-800-488-0444.

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