NC Zoo Celebrates the Carolina Panthers and Super Bowl 50


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According to a press release from the NC Zoo, Super Bowl 50 is proving to be more than a football game for people alone. Some of the animals at the NC Zoo are showing their Carolina Panther pride by offering some tips on take downs and sacks.

“Maybe our panthers at the N.C. Zoo can offer some tips on taking down a paper Mache bronco or two before Super Bowl Sunday,” said Pat Simmons, Director of the N.C. Zoo.

Black panthers are not common in the wild, and are actually either melanistic leopards or jaguars. Cougars, like the ones at the N.C. Zoo, have many names because of their diverse habitat and range, such as panther, mountain lion or puma. While cougars are rarely sighted in the wild in North Carolina outside of the Charlotte Panthers Bank of America Stadium, they can always be spotted at the NC Zoo.  

Want to see them? 

From now through Super Bowl Sunday, Panthers fans who show up wearing team gear will receive $2 off zoo admission.

The public is encouraged to follow the NC Zoo on social media to see festive activities animals will be doing in preparation for the Super Bowl. Some of the zoo’s animals, including cougars, will receive Broncos-themed gear to demonstrate what the Carolina Panthers will do to the Denver Broncos on Super Bowl Sunday.

Visit for more information about the NC Zoo, including hours and admission prices.

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