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Animeals for Bora and Zina

August 18, 2017   Bora and Zina, our Southern White rhinos, are two of the Zoo’s largest animals – weighing in between 2,200 and 2,700 pounds each. With that much mass, a pretty hefty sized diet must be consumed to stay healthy and thriving; … More »

Turtley Awesome Animeals

April 17, 2017   The warm weather means more of our animals come out of their temperature controlled shelters to bask in the sun or take dips in their pools. The same goes for our five Aldabra tortoises – AJ, Bubbles, Dotty, Jackson and … More »

Animeals – Cake Cake Cake

March 9, 2017   It’s that time again to step into the Zoo’s Diet Kitchen with Chef Yohn for another Animeals recipe walkthrough! Chef Yohn must have had a craving for some “dessert”, because he decided to make cakes for Haddie the tapir, and meerkats … More »

Valentine’s Day Animeals

February 14, 2017   Love is in the air at the Virginia Zoo! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Chef Yohn prepared a tasty, yet nutritious meal for a whole family of Yellow-backed duikers and two literal “love” birds – the ostriches. The best part … More »

Animeals for the Tigers and Siamangs

January 17, 2017   Virginia Zoo Chef Yohn’s job is to slice, dice, peel, chop, cook, mash and prepare the meals of all of the animals at the Zoo, but why stop there? The animals receive enrichment to stimulate their senses and behaviors, and … More »

Animeals: Recipes for the Animals

December 14, 2016   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 »

Impeckable Taste

November 2, 2018   Beatrice the Buff Orpington chicken is one of the Zoo’s Program Animal Ambassadors. During ZooLive! stage presentations and education programs, she is rewarded with mealworms, her favorite grub, for performing training exercises. Beatrice turned three years old in October, and … More »

Pecky Eaters

September 28, 2018   Chef Yohn is on vacation this week, but that doesn’t mean the work in the Diet Kitchen stops. The animals need to eat, so Sous Chef James has stepped in to make sure all of the animals’ daily diets are … More »

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