The state of North Carolina has arguably one of the 10 best zoos in the nation, along with a surprisingly long and diverse list of other zoological delights. I was a little shocked to find that the state has at least 24 of America's approximately 670+ zoos. Have I missed any on the list below? 24 North Carolina Zoos: Aloha Safari Zoo (Cameron) Cape Fear Serpentarium (Wilmington) Carolina Raptor Center (Huntersville) Carolina Tiger Rescue (Pittsboro) Cherokee Bear Zoo (Cherokee) Cold Blooded Encounters Reptile Zoo (Monroe) Conservators Center (Caswell County) Duke Lemur Center (Durham) Greensboro Science Center (Greensboro)* Lazy 5 Ranch (Mooresville) Lynnwood Park Zoo (Jacksonville) Museum of Life & Science (Durham) New River Zoo (Fleetwood) North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (Kure Beach)* North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (Pine Knoll Shores)* North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island (Manteo)* North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (Raleigh) North Carolina Zoo (Ashboro)* Santa’s Land Theme Park & Zoo (Cherokee) Sea Life Charlotte-Concord (Concord-Charlotte) Tiger World (Rockwell) Tregembo Animal Park (Wilmington) Western North Carolina Nature Center (Asheville)* Zootastic Park (Troutman) * AZA-accredited P.S. The list only includes facilities that are open to the public.