North Carolina Zoological Park at l1458 acres is the largest walk-through natural-habitat zoo. Construction of the North Carolina Zoo began in 1974 with the official opening date of August 13, 1976. The first exhibit opened in 1979. The North Carolina Zoo is the nation’s first state-supported zoo and remains one of only two state zoos (the other state being Minnesota).
By kjfitz @ 2008-01-30 16:37:48