ReptilesHappy Reptile Awareness Day!

October 21, 2016 - Today is Reptile Awareness Day – the perfect time to celebrate all things slimy, slithery and creepy! The Virginia Zoo is exceptionally excited to be celebrating all of our scaly friends this year as we begin renovations to the Reptile House. … More »


Animal AwarenessHappy International Sloth Day!

October 20, 2016 - Today marks the celebration of International Sloth Day! This holiday exists to help educate the public about the well-being of sloths, conservation efforts being made to help them thrive in the wild and to celebrate the lives of these cute, sleepy … More »


Geriatric Animal CareHow the Zoo cares for its Seniors

October 17, 2016 - Many of the animals who reside at the Virginia Zoo live longer than they would in the wild, sometimes two to three times longer than their expected lifespan! In the wild, an older animal would be easy prey for a … More »

KuneKune Pigs

Education DayWorld Farm Animal Day

September 29, 2016 - Sunday, October 2, 2016 is World Farm Animal Day! The Virginia Zoo is happy to be celebrating all of its domestic and non-domestic farm animals with a day of fun for both animals and humans alike! World Farm Animal Day … More »


Community InvolvmentFirst Responders to Receive Discounts at Virginia Zoo

September 27, 2016 - The Virginia Zoo is celebrating First Responders Day by offering discounts on daily tickets and memberships for First Responders and their families starting Sept. 27, 2016. “The Virginia Zoo is proud to give back those who risk their lives on … More »


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 »

P1000955 Union Island Gecko (Gonatodes daudini) (Jenny Daltry FFI)

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 »