Tales of the Tails Animal StoriesHigh There!

June 21, 2017 - What animal is known for its unique spots, long neck and for being the Watchtower of the Serengeti? What about the animal from Africa that can run up to 35 mph? It’s also the tallest animal in the world and … More »

Baby AnimalsName Imara’s Baby!

June 19, 2017 - The Virginia Zoo welcomed a female Masai giraffe calf on June 4, 2017. At birth, the calf weighed 149 pounds, and stood 5 feet, 11 inches tall. Now the staff is looking to give this girl a name.   The … More »

ZoolidaysNational Flip Flop Day

June 17, 2017 - It’s National Flip Flop Day! Just about everyone owns a pair of these comfortable sandals, which are commonly worn during warmer weather to places like the lake, at swimming pools, on the beach and pretty much anywhere you can think … More »

Volunteer RecapVolunteer Management Internship

June 9, 2017 - I first saw the job posting for the volunteer management internship around January. I was immediately drawn to it. I mean, who wouldn’t want to work at the zoo? I decided to apply and see what would happen. About a … More »

Zoo BornsBig Baby Alert!

June 5, 2017 - The Virginia Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a Masai giraffe calf on Sunday, June 4.  The female giraffe calf was born to five-time mother Imara and father Billy.  At birth, the calf weighed in at 149 pounds and measured in at 5 feet, 11 inches tall. Imara … More »

HorticultureGreat Plants for the Bugs in Your Garden

June 5, 2017 - It’s World Environment Day and we’ve decided to highlight some of the insects that serve a unique purpose in the Earth’s ecosystem, especially butterflies and spiders. The Virginia Zoo Horticulture Department has put together a list of some great plants … More »

Zoo To Do 2017Things to Remember for Zoo To Do

June 2, 2017 - We can’t tame our excitement any longer that you’re joining us for Zoo To Do this Saturday, June 3rd at 6 pm!! Here’s some additional info for the best Zoo To Do experience: You’re headed to the Virginia Zoo, located … More »

AnimealsHOP Pockets

June 1, 2017 - If you’re a human, and chances are you are, you’ve either eaten or heard of Hot Pockets, the quick microwaveable sandwich that 99% of the time is way too hot to eat, but you eat it anyways. Virginia Zoo Chef … More »