Located in Asheboro, in Randolph County is the North Carolina Zoo. The North Carolina Zoo is home to more than 1000 animals coming from roughly 250 species commonly found in North America and Africa.
It is heralded as the biggest "walk-through" natural-habitat zoo in the whole world, with its land area of 1,371 acres or 555 hectares. It is the first of only two state-owned walk-in zoos in the country. It is open the whole year and plays host to about 700,000 visitors every year.
In 1968, the North Carolina legislature tasked the 9-member Zoological Garden Study Commission to create a zoo ...
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