Tricks of the TradeAn Ambassador for Her Species

December 6, 2018 - Located behind-the-scenes near the ZooLive! stage lies our Program Animal Building, or PAB for short. The animals that live in the PAB are ambassadors for their species and represent their counterparts in the wild through education programs. When the Zoo … More »

Safari Camp CertificatesGive the Gift of Camp

December 4, 2018 - The holidays are approaching fast, and if you’re running out of time or are unsure what to get your favorite curious kid, then the Virginia Zoo has the perfect gift in mind. Send a kindergartner or 1st through 8th grader … More »

AnimealsFilling Their App-PIE-tites

November 30, 2018 - We couldn’t finish out the month of November without a little Thanksgiving holiday celebration, so last week Chef Yohn fired up the stove, pulled out his knives and cutting board, measured out all of his ingredients and made special potato … More »

Tales of the TailsYou’re a Lizard, Caiman

November 28, 2018 - Which reptile has up to a four foot long body with tail, loves being in the water and in the trees, has thick scales and the word Caiman in its name? It’s not a species of crocodile, it’s a species … More »

National Day of GivingGiving Zooday

November 20, 2018 - Giving Tuesday, or Giving Zooday as we call it in the animal kingdom, is TODAY! This year, on Giving Tuesday the Virginia Zoo will be Caroling for Conservation. That’s right! Staff, volunteers and even our animals will be singing and … More »

Orangutan Caring WeekWe Care About Orangutans

November 14, 2018 - Orangutan Caring Week is celebrated every year during November, and it’s no coincidence that this week of honoring orangutans occurs during a time the Zoo is most thankful for all of its animals. While our five orangutans are always the … More »

AnimealsImpeckable 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 »

Animal BirthdaysHappy 1st Birthday, Emery!

October 29, 2018 - Our cute little lion cub is still cute, but not so little anymore! Emery celebrated his 1st birthday on October 28 and Jennifer McNamara, the Zoo’s Lead Africa Keeper, is giving an update on how our favorite cub has progressed … More »