Virginia Zoo VetWorld Veterinary Day

April 29, 2017 - Dr. Colleen Clabbers is the new Virginia Zoo Veterinarian. She is responsible for the Zoo’s Animal Wellness Campus, an 11,000-square-foot medical facility which consists of a full-service surgery and treatment center, Diet Kitchen, ZooLive! Stage, enrichment playground and orchards. The … More »

ConservationParty for the Planet Wrap Up

April 28, 2017 - If you attended last weekend’s Party for the Planet- an Earth Day celebration, you know what a WILD good time it was! Party for the Planet is always themed around conservation and what you can do to help Earth and … More »

National Volunteer WeekVolunteer Spotlight

April 24, 2017 - Happy National Volunteer Week! In 2016, the Virginia Zoo had 642 volunteers serve 24,760 hours at the Zoo.  To put that into perspective, that equates to the work of about 12 full-time employees.  We are able to do so much … More »

Tales of the Tails Animal StoriesHangin’ Around with the Siamangs

April 18, 2017 - In honor of Ape Awareness Month, April’s Tales of the Tails Animal Stories is about one of the Virginia Zoo’s most popular species of ape, the siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus). Walk into the Zoo on a nice, warm day and one of … More »

Recipes for the AnimalsTurtley Awesome Animeals

April 17, 2017 - The warm weather means more of our animals come out of their temperature controlled shelters to bask in the sun or take dips in their pools. The same goes for our five Aldabra tortoises – AJ, Bubbles, Dotty, Jackson and … More »

Animal ArrivalsThe Virginia Zoo Welcomes Two Genetically Important White Rhinos

April 11, 2017 -   The Virginia Zoo is proud to announce the acquisition of two juvenile White rhinos, Bora and Zina. The female rhinos arrived at the Virginia Zoo this weekend from the Singapore Zoo and will take residence in the Africa Okavango … More »

Animal EducationAnimal Tricksters

April 1, 2017 - April Fools! As most of you are aware, today is an international holiday where millions of people all over the world fall victim to tricks, pranks and jokes. While April Fools Day is fun and “emusing” to humans, some species … More »

Tales of the Tails Animal StoriesI Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for SCREAMERS!

March 22, 2017 - Step foot into the ZooFarm and chances are you’ll hear all sorts of noises – from the cows and zebu mooing, to the sheep baaing, the pigs oinking and… SCREAMING? Located in the middle of the ZooFarm is a grassy area … More »