The North Carolina Zoo

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The North Carolina Zoo

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the official name of the North Carolina Zoo?
    • A. 

      North Carolina Zoological Park

    • B. 

      North Carolina Zoological Garden

    • C. 

      North Carolina Zoological Preserve

  • 2. 
    The idea for the N.C. Zoo began in 1967 with the Raleigh Jaycees. In 1973, the N.C. Zoological Society selected what species as its first purchase?
    • A. 

      Galapagos tortoise

    • B. 

      Red wolf

    • C. 

      American crocodile

  • 3. 
    The N.C. Zoo is located near Asheboro in what county?
    • A. 

      Davidson County

    • B. 

      Randolph County

    • C. 

      Guilford County

  • 4. 
    With animals roaming on more than 500 acres, the N.C. Zoo is one of the world's largest natural-habitat facilities. The open space represents land on what two continents?
    • A. 

      North America and South American

    • B. 

      Asia and Africa

    • C. 

      North American and Africa

  • 5. 
    The N.C. Zoo attracts visitors from more than 100 countries. About how many people visit the facility each year?
    • A. 

      200,000

    • B. 

      300,000

    • C. 

      700,000

  • 6. 
    In 1974, the N.C. Zoo purchased its first gorilla, a male silverback, from a man who used him in a nightclub act. What was that gorilla's name?
    • A. 

      Ramar

    • B. 

      Kong

    • C. 

      Cheeta

  • 7. 
    Only two state-owned zoos exist in the United States – the N.C. Zoo and the Minnesota Zoological Garden. Which state government department oversees the facility in North Carolina?
    • A. 

      N.C. Department of Revenue

    • B. 

      N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

    • C. 

      N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

  • 8. 
    The N.C. Zoo sits on approximately 1,500 acres located in what mountain range?
    • A. 

      Uwharrie Mountains

    • B. 

      Brusby Mountains

    • C. 

      South Mountains

  • 9. 
    The aviary at the N.C. Zoo creates a tropical rain forest environment with exotic birds and frogs, and more than 3,000 plants. The aviary is named for what North Carolina philanthropist and tobacco magnate?
    • A. 

      James B. Duke

    • B. 

      Andrew Carnegie

    • C. 

      R.J. Reynolds

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