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North Carolina Zoological Park (NCZP)

In 2019 NCZP specimens were transferred to University of North Carolina at Pembroke Herbarium (PEMB). NCZP includes approximately 2600 specimen records, representing 1400 species. Most were collected from the vicinity of the North Carolina Zoological Park south of Asheboro in Randolph County, North Carolina, but cultivated plants and exotic plants common to the diets of zoo animals are also in the collection. The collection was the brainchild of NCZP's first curator and primary collector, Pete Diamond. The collection was expanded by subsequent Curators Dana Garner & Nell Allen.


  • Dr. Lisa Kelly, lisa.kelly@uncp.edu

Collection Statistics

  • 2,659 specimen records
  • 244 (9%) georeferenced
  • 1,632 (61%) with images (1,632 total images)
  • 2,234 (84%) identified to species
  • 215 families
  • 807 genera
  • 1,469 species
  • 1,569 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 6 January 2018
Global Unique Identifier: a0bb6aaf-21e8-4b0d-829d-65842049aa70
Digital Metadata:EML File