Happy BirthdayJoshua the Giraffe Turns 1!

July 23, 2016 - Today marks Joshua’s first birthday! He was born in the early morning hours of July 23, 2015 weighing 152 pounds and standing 6.2 feet tall (read more about that here). He was the fourth calf of Imara and Billy, the … More »

National Zoo Keeper WeekMeet the Africa Team

July 22, 2016 - WHO ARE the zoo keepers? Jennifer McNamara Lead Keeper, 3 years of service Jason Strohkorb  Africa Keeper, 14 years of service Kaitlin Rebello Africa Keeper, 4 years of service Brenda Eppenstiner Africa Zoo Keeper, 9 months years of service Denise Luckey … More »

National Zoo Keeper WeekMeet the Animal Wellness Campus Team

July 21, 2016 - Since early this year, Zoo visitors have been enjoying the Animal Wellness Campus because of our lovable tiger cubs who took up residence there. You might have seen a show at the ZooLive! stage or watched a special dinner being … More »

National Zoo Keeper WeekMeet the Reptile Team

July 20, 2016 - WHO ARE THE KEEPERS? Dennis McNamara Lead Reptile Keeper, 16 years of service Mike Dray Reptile Zoo Keeper, 3.5 years of service WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND? Dennis I have a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Old Dominion University. … More »

National Zoo Keeper WeekMeet the ZooFarm Keepers

July 19, 2016 - Happy National Zoo Keeper Week! Today we’re talking to team that keeps North American, the ZooFarm and the Program Animals safe and sound. WHO ARE THE KEEPERS? Patti Bernhardt  Lead Keeper, 13 years of service Carl Roycroft  North America, ZooFarm and Program … More »

National Zoo Keeper WeekMeet the Bird and Australia Team

July 18, 2016 - It’s Day 2 of National Zoo Keeper Week and we’re getting our feathers ruffled with the Bird and Australia Team. WHO ARE THE KEEPERS? Brooke Akright Lead Keeper of Birds and Australia, 6 years of service almost 6 years Jennah … More »

National Zoo Keeper WeekMeet the Asia Keepers

July 17, 2016 - To celebration National Zoo Keeper Week, we’ll be meeting the Virginia Zoo Keeper staff who dedicate their lives to taking care of our animals. Each day, you’ll get an in-depth look at the faces behind the animals and learn about … More »

From the CYT'sThe CYT’s Are Back!

July 14, 2016 - Hear it from our Conservation Youth Team: Week 1 Guide Track This is Kaylee and Jackson and we are the peer coaches for Conservation Youth Team guides. We both participated in the Conservation Youth Team program last year and had a … More »