SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 20: Fumo, a baby chimpanzee enjoys an icy treat at Taronga Zoo with other chimpanzees on November 20, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. With high temperatures expected across Sydney and NSw today, Taronga Zoo primate keepers provided ice blocks filled with food to the chimpanzees in order to keep them cool.

Visitors to the North Carolina Zoo Sunday got a show they probably weren’t expecting. They got to see a baby chimpanzee being born. Yes, a chimpanzee gave birth as the zoo describes “in full view of everyone”. The zoo announced the birth on social media and shared a heartwarming video of mom and baby. They say that both animals are resting and bonding away from the view of visitors. But chances are the next time you plan a visit to the zoo you’ll get to see the new little one.

It’s not just the unnamed chimpanzee giving birth at the zoo. About a week ago the North Carolina Zoo welcomed two litters of Red Wolf pups which are critically endangered animals. The zoo is located in Asheboro North Carolina about an hour and a half drive from both Charlotte and Raleigh and makes a great day trip! They are open 9 am-5 pm daily and tickets are very affordable at $15 for adults and cheaper for kids and seniors. It’s divided into two sections North America and Africa with a wide variety of animals for visitors to enjoy. The North Carolina Zoo is also a leader in the conservation of species including the aforementioned red wolf. Get more info about visiting here.

Can You Guess the Most Dangerous Animals in North Carolina?

Well, we all know North Carolina is home to many different species of animals across the state. From unique pets to animals you find on the beach to animals you find up in the mountains. The state has so many different types of living areas for animals that it is kind of wild to think about how many different homes we offer them. But, not all of these animals are ones you should play with. Think about it, not every animal is a kind, friendly dog. We have some dangerous species to beware of within the state.

Animal Vivid wants to be sure we are all aware of what creatures we should stay away from if we ever come across them. From deadly reptiles to deadly insects, you never know what you might come across in North Carolina wildlife. They gathered a list of the 10 most dangerous animals in North Carolina. Below, you can find 5 of the most dangerous animals in North Carolina and a little bit about each one. No worries, want to see the full list of all 10, click here and be safe!

  • The American Alligator

    Come on, we’re in the Carolinas! We knew an alligator would have to make this list at some point. This reptile lives in swamps, streams, or rivers throughout the state. Unfortunately, the alligator is a carnivore. The American alligator specifically is a species of alligator that you should be extremely cautious of. Although it will ignore humans sometimes, it still can consider human flesh to be a great meal!

  • Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

    North Carolina is home to three different rattlesnake species, how lucky are we? All three are different level of danger to a human. Of the three though, the eastern diamondback rattlesnake is the most venomous in the American continent. Now, that is some power! The Diamondback is also the largest rattlesnake, so if you needed more of a reason to stay away… there you go!

  • Black Bears

    Now, coming from someone who just recently saw Cocaine Bear, I could see why this animal is on the list. Black bears are found throughout the forests spread across the state of North Carolina. Although the black bear is the smallest of all bear species, it can still be dangerous. Thankfully, the black bear does not attack often and would rather scare you away from it than actually harm you.

  • Brown Recluse Spider

    I am not a spider person whatsoever, but here we go. The brown recluse spider can be found in wood piles, sheds, or garages which means it’s close to home. Although they contain a very high level of venom they are a bit iffy when it comes to humans. The spider only bites when it feels threatened so be careful if you ever see one, because the venom is strong enough to put you in the hospital after a bite.


  • White-tailed Deer

    We all know we have seen a deer or two whenever we’re out on the roads. This mammal lives in cropland, brushland, or pastureland across the state. Although deer are pretty peaceful in general, they earned their danger stripes due to the number of car accidents they cause throughout the state. Early mornings and early evenings you can find deer crossing dark roads at such random and high-speed cars sometimes don’t stand a chance. Whenever you’re on a roadway where you may not be able to tell if a deer is coming or not, it’s always best to just sit back and drive with caution.


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