EducationBack to School at the Zoo

September 12, 2016 - Teachers, school staff and parents of students fascinated by animals: the school year is here and now is the time to schedule classroom programs or tours at the Zoo. Of all times of the year, an Autumn day gives you … More »

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Conservation Action PlanHope Grows for One of the World’s Most Threatened Lizards

September 9, 2016 - The Union Island Gecko Gonatodes daudini, also known as the Grenadines Clawed Gecko, is endemic to one small forest area on Union Island in the Grenadines. With a total range of only 130 acres the species is listed as critically … More »

Virginia Zoo Chickens Education

Meet LaCherylZoo Veterinary Internship through Photos

September 8, 2016 - I am LaCheryl Ball, a fourth-year veterinary student at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and a dual Masters of Public Health student. I am a small animal tracker with an emphasis in wildlife and exotic species medicine.   … More »


All About Our BirdsBirds Birds Birds…

August 27, 2016 - Its 8 am, the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing and the birds are chirping and I do mean all the birds!  Here at the Virginia Zoo we have over 100 birds representing 42 different species from 5 different … More »

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Tiger ConservationThe Cubs Have Names!

August 25, 2016 - The Virginia Zoo is excited to at last release the name of its infamous tiger cubs: Stubbley and Osceola. The naming rights of the cubs were bid on at the Zoo To Do, the Zoo’s charity gala held in May. … More »


FROM THE CYT'SFun 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 »

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Animal WellnessLooking Beary Good!

August 17, 2016 - The Virginia Zoo’s Veterinary staff performed an annual medical exam on the Zoo’s female sun bear, Suntil last week. She’s 16 years old and weighs about 100 pounds- essentially the size of a big dog. Both of the Zoo’s sun … More »

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World Lizard DayLots of Lizards at the Zoo

August 14, 2016 - Today the Virginia Zoo celebrates World Lizard Day with some facts and information about our own lizard collection from the Lead Reptile Keeper- Dennis McNamara. “Currently the Zoo is home to 22 species of lizard. My favorite at the moment would … More »