HorticultureThe Trending Turnip

February 4, 2019 - Don’t turn up your nose to turnips. There has been renewed interest in winter veggies, adding nutrients to comfort food during cold winter months. The Horticulture Department at the Virginia Zoo is proud to announce the growth of a five … More »

Tales of the TailsThat’s Reticulus

February 1, 2019 - Slither into the World of Reptiles and you’ll see animals big and small, from the tiniest of frogs and turtles to our seven-foot-long crocodiles. While the size of our crocodiles may seem impressive, the longest reptile you’ll see on your … More »

Zoo GrantsSpreading Our Mission

January 29, 2019 - The New Nature Foundation (NNF) is a non-profit organization that strives to protect wild animals and wild places through education, empowerment and an emphasis on creative solutions that promote people living in harmony with nature. In late 2017, the NNF … More »

ClimatesOn Dry Land

January 23, 2019 - One-fifth of the Earth’s surface is covered in dry habitats that receive less than 10 inches of rain per year on average. Despite finding sparse amounts of water here, there is still plenty of life. These biomes are home to … More »

Animal WellnessMeet the Patient: Suntil

January 17, 2019 - Name: Suntil Sex: Female Species: sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) Age: 18 years old Weight: 51 kg (112 lb.) Reason for Visit: Routine physical + dental exam Suntil has been showing signs of potential issues with her teeth, so the Virginia Zoo … More »

Zoo EventsEvents from a Planner’s Perspective

January 15, 2019 - A zoo wouldn’t be a zoo without its animals and plants, but the Virginia Zoo also offers plenty of other things to see and do, including year-round events to fill every niche. The Zoo’s Events Department helps plan everything from … More »

AnimealsYou Had Me at Jello

January 10, 2019 - Are you someone who absolutely hates being watched while you’re eating? Well, we present to you Abe. Abe is the Zoo’s more than 27-year-old Bald eagle, who arrived at the Zoo in 1992 after being rehabilitated for a broken wing … More »

Tales of the Tails Animal StoriesEarning Their Stripes

January 7, 2019 - The year is now 2019, and the Virginia Zoo is excited to continue to offer its popular blog series Tales of the Tails, which is a monthly blog featuring a species of animal and the individuals representing that species who … More »