North Carolina Zoo featured in new Nat Geo WILD series

Published 8:21 am Sunday, October 25, 2020

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If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the North Carolina Zoo, here’s your chance to find out. The zoo is being featured in the new eight-part Nat Geo WILD series “Secrets Of The Zoo: North Carolina.”

The series premieres Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. ET. Check local listings for broadcast information.

According to information from the North Carolina Zoo, North Carolina is home to the world’s largest natural habitat zoo, with 2,600 acres – 500 of which are developed, large natural habitats and more than 1,800 animals in its care. It is one of two state-supported zoos.

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The new series features several zoo staff members – including keepers and veterinarians – and highlight stories, including routine animal husbandry, emergency procedures as wells as the zoo’s work in conservation and rescue and release of injured wildlife.

Double Act TV, a London-based production company, produces the series for Nat Geo WILD.

“The North Carolina Zoo is already widely known as one of the most spectacular natural habitat zoos in the world,” said Susi H. Hamilton, secretary of the N.C. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources. “We are so excited for this opportunity to share with a worldwide audience the stories of our zoo, the animals and their keepers.”

“It’s been a wild year at the zoo! I’m so proud that our zoo family can share our passion and commitment to wildlife and conservation with everyone,” said Patricia Simmons, director of the North Carolina Zoo. “The stories are exciting and very touching – they’ll make you laugh and warm your heart.”

For more information about the North Carolina Zoo, visit



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