Endangered Species DayReptiles En-Danger of Going Extinct

May 18, 2018 - Today is Endangered Species Day: the perfect time to familiarize yourself with some of the most endangered species the Virginia Zoo is helping to conserve within the newly renovated reptile building, World of Reptiles. These species are only a handful … More »

Orangutan PregnancyMaking the “Bed”

May 16, 2018 - Every morning humans across the world wake up, get up and make their bed. For orangutans, the perfect time to make their bed is when it’s time for sleep and relaxation. All orangutans make beds, formally called nests. A new … More »

Zoo To Do 2018Zoo To Do Attire Inspiration

May 10, 2018 - Swamped on what to wear to the Virginia Zoo’s biggest party of the year, Zoo To Do? The Zoo always encourages “creative cocktail” for attire, and we want you to mix it up with any animal-inspired accessories and get-ups you … More »

FrogWatch USAUnFROGgettable Experiences

May 7, 2018 - The weather is warming up, which means more people are out spending time in nature. One of the most popular things to do in warmer weather is to go on a hike or nature walk. This is a great way … More »

Party AnimalsA Baby Shower for Dara!

May 4, 2018 - The Virginia Zoo is throwing an orangutan baby shower! Come help us celebrate mom-to-be Dara on Sunday, May 20, at 11 am at the orangutan exhibit in Asia – Trail of the Tiger. The event will feature fun activities for … More »

Donate to the ZooGive Local 757!

May 1, 2018 - In one week on Tuesday, May 8, the Virginia Zoo, as well as dozens of other nonprofits in the Hampton Roads area, is participating in the fifth annual Give Local 757 Day of Giving. This year, our goal is to raise … More »

Orangutan PregnancyTraining for Motherhood

April 25, 2018 - In case you haven’t heard, one of the Virginia Zoo’s orangutans, Dara, is pregnant! With such big, exciting news also comes extra work and preparation to make way for baby! Once Keepers confirmed Dara’s pregnancy, they reached out to the … More »

Tales of the TailsSaving Animals from Tapir-ing Off

April 24, 2018 - What animal has hooves, a long snout and a large, round body? Your first guess might be an elephant, hippo or even an anteater, but for the animal we’re featuring this month, all of those answers are wrong. This month’s … More »