It's a natural habitat zoo with over 1,000 animals and over 200 species. Now, some may think if you've seen one zoo you've seen them all. Not true. The NC zoo in Asheboro ranks with some of the finest, including the San Diego zoo. According to the website, "The Zooâ€™s African Pavilion will display African Violets and other colorful members of the Gesneriad family throughout the month of October." Do your self a favor and take a side trip to Asheboro.