"Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Newt Gingrich is visiting the Zoo on Friday April 27 from 8 to 11:30. He will be at the Stedman Education Center for a private breakfast with local officials at 8:00. Then he will visit the Dinosaur/Aviary area and the Elephant/Rhino barn area from 9 to 11.
"Speaker Gingrich is an avid animal and zoo supporter. He wrote the introduction to America’s Best Zoos, has assisted Zoo Atlanta and visits zoos wherever he goes."
" He is also a big dinosaur fan." [Mary Joan Pugh, NC Zoo Deputy Director]