Fenn Memorial Fund

The North Carolina Zoo family is devastated by the tragic death of Fenn, a giraffe calf born at the Zoo in May 2023. His playful antics and charming nature endeared him to staff and visitors alike, and he will be remembered with fondness and love by all who knew him.

Several Zoo Society members have asked to express their grief by making a donation to the Zoo in Fenn’s memory. If you would like to remember him with a donation, please use this link to do so:


Thank you so much for thinking of Fenn—and best wishes to you and yours for the holidays.