Plant DonationsFriendly Foliage

October 25, 2017 - Reptile Keepers at the Virginia Zoo are still looking for your unwanted indoor plants to create habitats in the Zoo’s World of Reptiles. This time of year many people find their houseplants have outgrown their spots in their homes, but … More »

Tales of the TailsAttention Hogs

October 22, 2017 - Do you remember the story about the three little pigs who each had a house made of either straw, sticks or bricks? A mean wolf ended up blowing down the straw and stick houses, but was no match for the … More »

Events10 Things to Know About ZooBoo 2017

October 19, 2017 - ZooBoo is less than 48 hours away! Whether you’re a ZooBoo first-timer or pro, here are a few things you should know! 1. Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice The Virginia Zoo provides more than 4,700 pounds of candy, as well … More »

National Fossil DayCan You Dig It?

October 11, 2017 - Today is National Fossil Day, an annual holiday that helps promote the scientific and educational values of fossils! What is a fossil? A fossil is the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold … More »

AnimealsChomping Grounds

October 6, 2017 - Chompers, the Virginia Zoo’s only African-crested porcupine currently in training as an Animal Ambassador, is arguably one of the most adorable program animals. His peppy and energetic personality, mixed with a little curiosity is the perfect recipe for cute, but … More »

ConservationPangolin Conservation Update

September 30, 2017 - There are eight species of Pangolin – 4 species found in Africa and 4 species found in Asia. All eight species are threatened with extinction in the wild and these amazing animals are among the most illegally trafficked wildlife species … More »

Exhibit AdditionsA Fresh Start

September 26, 2017 - While most of the Zoo’s reptile collection will have to wait until February to move into their exhibits, one slow-and-steady reptile has already been introduced to her new enclosure. Ethyl, a Leopard tortoise, is becoming acclimated to her new habitat … More »

Tales of the TailsThat’s All Rhino

September 22, 2017 - Even though unicorns are mythical creatures, there is a real animal that is just as majestic that humans can actually see. Known as “unicorns with curves” on the internet, these animals are also treasured for their unique horns. Rhinoceroses, or … More »