Upcoming EventZoo Grooves

Join us for a rockin good time with live music at the Zoo this summer. Bring your blanket and lawn chair. Summer fare and local brews will be available.

lion camp

An Exciting AdventureSummer Safari Camp

Join us for an exciting adventure as we explore the wonderful world of animals at the Summer Safari camps. Weekly camps begin June 22. Register now.


From the Zoo BlogSouthern Screamer Chicks

June 29, 2015 - We have some new additions as of last Friday, June 26 – three Southern screamer chicks! The Southern screamer, also known as the crested screamer, is native to South America. Even though they don’t look like waterfowl, these birds can … 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 paint with an elephant, feed a giraffe, or meet the lions? Learn more about our behind-the-scenes tours.


It's a GirlBaby Zebra

For news on our Hartmann’s mountain zebra foal, including photos, videos, and keeper updates.


Panda CamRed Panda Live Video

Take a live look inside red panda Bernadette’s house with our Panda Cam.