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2017 Photo ContestAttention Shutterbugs!

The Virginia Zoo invites photographers from around the world to enter its 2017 Calendar Photo Contest. The grand-prize-winning photo will win the cover page of the Zoo’s annual calendar, a Zoo Gift Shop shopping spree and a behind the scenes tour with their favorite animal!

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FAMILY FUN ZooGrooves

Join us for a rockin’ good time with live music at the Zoo this summer! Bring your blanket and your lawn chairs. Enjoy Asia after-hours, animal ambassadors, summer fare & local brews.

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From the Zoo BlogFun with Species Survival

August 19, 2016 - HEAR IT FROM OUR CONSERVATION YOUTH TEAM GUIDE TRACK As our final weeks start to close in, our youth developments are now evolving into conservation messages and projects. For this week, Selma and I have decided to look back on … More »

Mramba, king of the Virginia Zoo (Virginia Zoo photo by Cedrick Garrett).

Up Close and PersonalBehind-the-Scenes Experiences

Did you know that you can feed a giraffe, or meet a lion, tiger or bear!? Learn more about our behind-the-scenes tours.

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E-NewsletterZooNews!

Subscribe to our email newsletter to keep up with everything happening at the Zoo!

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Animals After DarkZoo Snoozes

Bring your sleeping bags and we’ll take care of the rest: behind-the-scenes encounters with Zoo animals, nighttime activities, and even breakfast. It’s an adventure your family will never forget!