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The Tregembo Animal Park in Wilmington, NC is South Eastern North Carolina’s oldest zoo.

The Tregembo family has owned and operated the zoo in the same location for over 60 years. George and June Tregembo first opened the park doors in 1952 with just a handful of species. Today we have over 100 species of animals including a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. From the Prehensile-tail Porcupine and Snow Macaques to the White Bengal Tiger and Two-toed Sloth, you’ll see them all at Tregembo Animal Park.

Hours

  • Summer Season (Late March to Labor Day) Tregembo Animal Park is open every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The last admission is at 4:00 pm, weather permitting.
  • Fall Season (September and October) the Animal Park is open Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00am to 5:00pm.
  • The Animal Park is closed for the Winter Season (November to Mid March).

Admission Rate:

Adults: $12 | Kids 2-11: $8 | Kids under 2: Free

Group Visits:

Plan your school or church group trip! Contact us today for more information.

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Animal Spotlight

Photo of  African Lion   African Lion

Scientific Name:
Panthera leo krugeri

Habitat:
Prefers the grassy plains, savannahs, and semi-deserts. Found throughout much of Africa, especially in the southeastern part of the continent.

Description:
Once African lions reach maturity, they have no real predators. The female offspring remain with the family pride throughout their life.

Photo of  Black Panther   Black Panther

Scientific Name:
Panthera pardus

Habitat:
Native of west, central, south, east and southeast Asia, and Africa.

Description:
Most common in moist, dense forests, melanic leopards, known as “black panthers”, were once viewed as a separate species.

Photo of  Dromedary Camel   Dromedary Camel

Scientific Name:
Camelus dromedarius

Habitat:
Dromedary camels primarily live in African,Middle Eastern and Indian deserts where they have been domesticated for over 4000 years!

Description:
They forage for vegetation and store fat, not water in their hump to provide nourishment when food is not plentiful.

Photo of  Emu   Emu

Scientific Name:
Dromaius novaehollandiae

Habitat:
Grassy plains of Australia

Description:
The 2nd largest bird in the World! They can run up to 30 MPH and are good swimmers!

Photo of  North American Alligator   North American Alligator

Scientific Name:
Alligator mississippiensis

Habitat:
Alligators range in the Southeastern U.S. in freshwater swamps & waterways.

Description:
They are carnivorous reptiles feeding on anything they can catch in the water!

Photo of  Ostrich   Ostrich

Scientific Name:
Struthio camelus

Habitat:
Navtive to mostly eastern and southern Africa.

Description:
They are the largest living species of bird. The males take part in incubation of the eggs, and is usually the main caregiver of the young once they hatch.

Photo of  Pekin Duck   Pekin Duck

Scientific Name:
Anas domesticus

Habitat:
The Pekin Duck is a domestic breed of duck bred from the Mallard in China.

Description:
Pekin Ducks are happiest when they have free access to water in which to swim.

Photo of  Reticulated Giraffe   Reticulated Giraffe

Scientific Name:
Camelopardalis Reticulata

Habitat:
Native of Africa.

Description:
The giraffe is the tallest animal in the world! Males can reach a height of 19 Feet and weigh up to 4000 pounds.

Photo of  Rhesus Macaque   Rhesus Macaque

Scientific Name:
Macaca mulatta

Habitat:
Native to a range from Afghanistan to northern India and southern China.

Description:
The Rhesus Macaque has specialized pouch-like checks, allowing it to temporarily hoard its food. The gathered morsels are eaten sometime later, in safe surroundings.

Photo of  Sicilian Donkey   Sicilian Donkey

Scientific Name:
Equus asinus

Habitat:
Sicilian Donkeys are a hybridization between Nubian and Somali donkeys.

Description:
The Sicilian Donkey is a miniature breed of domestic donkey with a cross-shaped marking along the back beginning at the base of the neck.

Photo of  Turkey Vulture   Turkey Vulture

Scientific Name:
Cathartes aura

Habitat:
Native of a range from southern Canada through the Tiera del Fuego.

Description:
One of the few birds of prey with a good sense of smell. Often referred to as a buzzard!