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Zoo-lovers get specialty license plate

Posted August 29, 2009 12:51 p.m. EDT

— Fans of the North Carolina Zoo will soon be able to display their support on their vehicles.

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has an application pending for a specialty license plate for the zoo. The plate will be printed once 300 orders are received.

The plate features a zebra and says "Support the N.C. Zoo."

The plate costs $30, of which $20 goes back to the N.C. Zoo Society.

“Those funds will help the Society provide its on-going support to the N.C. Zoo and its wildlife,” said Zoo Society Executive Director Russ Williams. “There is already much interest in purchasing the plate.”

Plates can be purchased through the Society's Web site, by calling the Society offices at 888-244-3736 or by visiting any gift shop at the N.C. Zoo.