The North Carolina Zoo is the world's largest zoo with over five miles of shaded pathways. Featuring animals from Africa, North America and global regions, it is a place like no other. The North Carolina Zoo provides families with unlimited possibilities for memorable experiences with the Zoo's 1,600 animals plus unique offerings such as an endangered species Carousel, the exciting Air Hike ropes course and Zoofari, an African wildlife adventure tour. Among the Zoo's more popular animals are its polar bears, seals, elephants, rhinoceros, lions, chimpanzees, gorillas, giraffes, zebras, alligators, grizzly bears and tropical birds. The North Carolina Zoo is an international leader in wildlife conservation, working in North Carolina and around the world to save species. The highly-trained Zoo staff demonstrates a world-renowned philosophy of conservation while providing for the welfare and care of animals here and around the world. Open year-round. Visit nczoo.org for more information.