The North Carolina Zoo took to its social media accounts and told the public that the zoo is closed today due to a security threat. The announcement was posted a few minutes after 11 am Monday, March 27th. According to the zoo’s website, it would have opened at 9 am this morning. Guests and staff are currently being evacuated from the park. The closed message is also posted as a pop-up on the zoo’s website. Local law enforcement is on the scene investigating the threat.
WFMY News 2 is reporting that a bomb threat is being investigated. According to the news outlet deputies arrived at the zoo shortly before 11 am this morning. The threat was reported to the department by a zoo employee who said they had received the threat electronically. WFMY also reports that the bomb squad is on the scene, and the perimeter of the zoo is currently being secured.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.