NC Zoo to Open "Asia Continent" in 2026

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The North Carolina Zoo has announced that a new 10-acre Asia Continent is under construction and scheduled to open in 2026. Asia will highlight iconic species such as tigers, Komodo dragons, Visayan warty pigs, Asian small-clawed otters, red-crowned cranes, wrinkled hornbills, king cobras, white-cheeked gibbons, and other animals. It will also include a 300-seat indoor café overlooking the tiger's habitat and an overhead tiger walk.  

The North Carolina Zoo is roughly 80 miles northeast of Charlotte, just south of Asheboro in Randolph County. Nestled on 2,600 wooded acres, its 500 developed acres make it the world's largest natural habitat zoo. 

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