AnimealsDaily Diets for the Animals

February 16, 2018 - Sometimes Zoo Chef Yohn gets to be creative with food by making special treats for the animals, but on most days he spends his time slicing, dicing and weighing diets for each animal under the Zoo’s care. It may not … More »

Baby AnimalsAn Emery Update

February 14, 2018 - All of the test results have returned from Emery’s most recent diagnostic workup and fortunately did not reveal evidence of cancer, viruses or bacterial infections. Since the more serious diseases have been ruled out, the Zoo’s Veterinary staff have concluded … More »

Species Survival ProgramsPlaying Matchmaker

February 14, 2018 - Valentine’s Day is today, which means us humans either already have a date for tonight or might be hopeful we’ll find a date before the night is over. There are many ways for humans to find a partner – online … More »

EventsVirginia Zoo’s New Events and Catering Team

February 12, 2018 - Looking for an unforgettable venue to hold your next event? With thousands of happy clients, including more than 500 animal residents, the Virginia Zoo boasts 11 unique and captivating venues on grounds. Located just two miles from Downtown Norfolk and nestled on … More »

Rhino IntroductionsThree’s Company

February 6, 2018 - In case you’ve missed it, the Virginia Zoo now has three Southern White rhinos on exhibit! Sisters Bora and Zina were joined by an older male named Sibindi in November, and all three rhinos were recently introduced to each other. … More »

New ArrivalsMeet Kamau and Khari

January 31, 2018 - Two male watusi now call the Zoo’s Africa – Okavango Delta home. Kamau and Khari join Gamba, a five-and-a-half-year-old watusi, and three Hartmann’s mountain zebras in the shared exhibit. “This is a great opportunity to watch this captivating species grow … More »

Tales of the TailsNot All Black and White

January 30, 2018 - What looks like a horse, lives in Africa and has black and white stripes? A zebra, of course! Known as one of the more easily recognizable creatures in the Animal Kingdom, zebras are actually much more than the color (and … More »

Baby AnimalsEmery Turns 3 Months Old

January 29, 2018 - Our little lion cub, Emery, turned 3 months old this weekend and is up to 27 pounds. He’s starting to eat meat with his mom and has been an active cub. However, as he grows, physical exams over the past … More »