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Share Your Love of the NC Zoo by Sharing Your Favorite Zoo Photos

Posted on 01/30/2017
Share Your Love of the NC Zoo by Sharing Your Favorite Zoo Photos
Nikita at the North Carolina Zoo

ASHEBORO, NC – Show the world how much you love the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro -- share your love by submitting your favorite photographs taken at the zoo to the “Share Your Love” photo competition

Photos may be entered into the competition by using hashtag #LoveNCZoo and publicly posting them to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by midnight February 14. Visit NCZoo.org/lovenczoo for more information.

Award-winning photographer and zoo employee John Ireland will serve as judge for the contest. Winners will be announced February 17.  The contest winner will receive a one-year family membership to the North Carolina Zoo, compliments of the N.C. Zoo Society.  The second place winner will receive a family four pack of North Carolina Zoo tickets and the third place winner will receive the N.C. Zoo Society’s 2017 “Tons of Love” Adopt package, which includes an 8-inch plush elephant, chocolate and an adoption certificate. The top three winning photos will be posted on the North Carolina Zoo’s website and social media accounts

About the North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo provides an experience like no other zoo anywhere. With five miles of exhibits, nearly 1,600 animals and 52,000 plants it is the largest natural habitat zoo in the world and an international leader in wildlife conservation.

Find yourself surrounded by some of Africa’s giants including elephants, rhinos, and giraffes; share the love of gorillas with Mosuba and his six-member troop; polar bears Nikita and Anana take polar plunges every day at the Rocky Coast Exhibit; or join in the fun at the mud café in the Kidzone.

Located in center of the state in Asheboro, it is convenient to visit from anywhere in North Carolina. The North Carolina Zoo welcomes nearly 800,000 guests each year. Plan your adventure at www.nczoo.org.

 

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources 

The North Carolina Zoo is an agency of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C.  Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

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