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NC Zoo closed until further notice due to the coronavirus

The North Carolina Zoo said in an effort to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus they will temporarily close.

ASHEBORO, N.C. — The North Carolina Zoo is temporarily closed.

The Zoo said in an effort to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 and to protect the health and well-being of Zoo staff and the community they will close Tuesday, March 17 until further notice.

The Zoo said, “Our animal care team will continue to provide world-class care to our animals during this time.”

They will also continue to post updates, stories, and photos to keep you connected with the Zoo.

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