• 70°

North Carolina Zoo featured in new Nat Geo WILD series

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.

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 https://www.nczoo.org/.

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

Visitation at Cape Hatteras National Seashore up again

Feeling festive? Enter Currituck Extension’s fall arrangement contest

News

Gaddy Endowment Fund donates $100k to Manteo Middle School

News

North Carolina man dies after fall in popular area of state park

News

15-year-old boy dead, brother injured in North Carolina campground fire

Hyde

Portion of NC 12 on Ocracoke Island closed, standing water on NC 12 on Hatteras Island reported

Lifestyles

Checks presented to non-profits at Dare BOC meet

Lifestyles

Blood drive set for Tuesday and Wednesday in Kitty Hawk

News

Weekly North Carolina gas price update

Crime

Currituck man charged in Camden County and Elizabeth City armed robberies

News

Man shot by police after traffic stop in North Carolina

Crime

Police: Man charged with attempted murder in North Carolina machete attack

News

Manteo commissioners approve zoning text amendments, hear Town Common update

News

Dare Board of Commissioners takes steps to finance projects

Lifestyles

Rough-legged hawk: Rare visitor to the refuge

News

Governor’s school supply drive underway

Crime

Police: 65-year-old man found in Rocky Mount suffered multiple stab wounds

Crime

Police investigate fatal shooting near North Carolina baseball field

News

North Carolina man uses part of lottery win for Thanksgiving dinners

News

Tourism Board discusses next step for Event Site

Crime

October criminal and traffic report for Manteo released

Lifestyles

CHNS, Wright Brothers National Memorial to commemorate important anniversaries in December

Crime

North Carolina deputy shot in leg while responding to domestic call

Crime

North Carolina attorney accused in bank fraud conspiracy

News

Coast Guard rescues three hunters stranded on island after boat drifts off

Crime

Prosecutors: Trafficking leader sentenced to 15 years