Winter Wonder Days are back. Enjoy half-priced admission during the months of January and February. It may be cold but it’s the perfect weather for viewing animals outside enjoying nature’s cooler temperatures. And perfect for getting out of the house with the kids . . . even toddlers can run around safely and burn off steam. Parents with strollers have plenty of room on paved walkways.
Seen here is the critically endangered red wolf (Canis rufus).
Red wolves were hunted to the brink of extinction; in 1980 fewer than 20 wolves were selected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be bred in captivity. By 1987, enough wolves had been bred to begin a reintroduction program. Today 15-20 red wolves call northeastern North Carolina home. This is the world’s only wild population of red wolves.
All non-members must pre-purchase their timed ticket online. Discount will be automatically applied at checkout.
Current RWP Zoo members do not need to reserve daytime zoo tickets in advance — just show your digital membership card and a photo ID at any ticket booth for entry on the day of your visit.
Winter hours through March 31: 10am to 4pm, Thursday thru Monday. Last admission 3:30pm. (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.)
Winter Wonder Days through February 28, RWP Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, (directions)