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lovebirdFrom the plains of Africa to your own backyard, the Virginia Zoo has a world of discovery for you. Open year round, the Virginia Zoo offers family fun, education and excitement for everyone.

Meet elephants, lions, kangaroos, meerkats and more. Go nose to nose with prairie dogs in their interactive habitat where viewing bubbles allow you to get up close and personal with these entertaining creatures.

The Virginia Zoo is home to 400 animals, on 53 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Click on the links below to meet some of our animals - great and small, but be sure to come to the Zoo to see everyone.

Some of our animals, including young lion cubs, were featured in 2009 World Wildlife Fund PSAs. To see the spots, click here and select "Making of the TV Ads," "Answer," and "Radio" to see some of your favorite Virginia Zoo animals make their video debut!

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