Animal ArrivalsWelcome Sibindi: Third Endangered White Rhino

November 7, 2017 - The Virginia Zoo is excited to welcome a male rhino. The 11-year-old male, Sibindi, arrived at the Zoo this weekend from White Oak Conservation Center in Florida and will take residence in the Africa – Okavango Delta with Bora and … More »

Tales of the TailsThe People of the Forest

November 6, 2017 - We’re not monkeying around…. Orangutans aren’t monkeys! They are primates, but orangutans, gibbons, siamangs, chimpanzees and gorillas are all apes – not monkeys. But how do you know the difference between the two? Monkeys have tails which they typically use … More »

Bat Appreciation MonthThey’re Up to Bat

October 30, 2017 - Love sitting outside, but hate those mosquitoes? Love gardening, but hate those garden pests who eat your plants? Love bananas, peaches, and corn? Thank a bat, and now’s the perfect time, as October is Bat Appreciation Month! Bats get a … More »

Plant DonationsFriendly Foliage

October 25, 2017 - Reptile Keepers at the Virginia Zoo are still looking for your unwanted indoor plants to create habitats in the Zoo’s World of Reptiles. This time of year many people find their houseplants have outgrown their spots in their homes, but … More »

Tales of the TailsAttention Hogs

October 22, 2017 - Do you remember the story about the three little pigs who each had a house made of either straw, sticks or bricks? A mean wolf ended up blowing down the straw and stick houses, but was no match for the … More »

Events10 Things to Know About ZooBoo 2017

October 19, 2017 - ZooBoo is less than 48 hours away! Whether you’re a ZooBoo first-timer or pro, here are a few things you should know! 1. Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice The Virginia Zoo provides more than 4,700 pounds of candy, as well … More »

National Fossil DayCan You Dig It?

October 11, 2017 - Today is National Fossil Day, an annual holiday that helps promote the scientific and educational values of fossils! What is a fossil? A fossil is the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold … More »

AnimealsChomping Grounds

October 6, 2017 - Chompers, the Virginia Zoo’s only African-crested porcupine currently in training as an Animal Ambassador, is arguably one of the most adorable program animals. His peppy and energetic personality, mixed with a little curiosity is the perfect recipe for cute, but … More »