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Yearly Archives: 2016

Roary’s Adventures

Roary pulled double duty this year as the Zoo’s elf making sure staff AND animals were all behaving for Santa! He got himself into a little mischief but he made it all around the Zoo just in time to tell Santa … More »

Endangered Species Act

In 1972, President Richard Nixon declared that conservation efforts in the United States aimed toward preventing the extinction of species were inadequate, and called for change. A new act, with a focus on the conservation of endangered and threatened species, not … More »

Animeals: Recipes for the Animals

Zoo Chef Yohn Sutton doesn’t just serve the animals food, he gets creative with his own recipes that cater to each animal’s unique personality. We’ve decided to introduce an awesome new blog series entitled Animeals, in which we’ll showcase the step-by-step … More »

Creating Memories at the Zoo

From just one stroll around our Zoo we often get asked by guests if we can host private events on our grounds and the answer is most definitely YES! From corporate picnics, to weddings, bridal showers, photoshoots, baby showers, high … More »

A Zoo Keeper’s Trip to Malaysia

In early November I embarked on a 2-week trip to the city of Malacca, Malaysia to take part in an animal welfare improvement project at the Melaka Zoo and Night Safari.  This trip was a collaboration between the Orangutan SSP … More »

World Wildlife Conservation Day

December 4 is World Wildlife Conservation Day. This day of observance encourages the conservation and protection of various species of animals that are susceptible to extinction in the near future. The Virginia Zoo partners with several conservation programs and participates … More »

Apply to Join the Conservation Youth Team!

The Virginia Zoo’s Conservation Youth Team (CYT) is a youth development program for high schoolers that provides important volunteer services to the Zoo, our guests and our communities. During a fun and intense one-week training at the beginning of summer, teens … More »

Thanksgiving Feasts

In celebration of Thanksgiving, several of our animal residents enjoyed their very own feast similar to what people eat on the holiday! As a treat to Zoo fans, members, followers and visitors, we recorded the animals eating their feasts to … More »

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