Capital CampaignWorld of Reptiles Coming Soon!

April 13, 2016 - The Virginia Zoo prides itself in creating a world-class zoo.  With nearly 500,000 visitors each year and voted the number one place for families to visit since 2008, our goal is to continue creating an environment that adds to the … More »

Zoo VolunteersMore than just a number

April 11, 2016 - April 10 through April 16 is National Volunteer Week, and we here at the Zoo are so grateful for the countless hours volunteers dedicate to our animals and grounds. The Zoo is excited to welcome our new Volunteer Programs Coordinator … More »

New to the Zoo!Cheetahs arrive at the Zoo for the first time in history

April 8, 2016 - They can accelerate faster than most sports cars and can cover 20 feet in one stride. They’re cheetahs, and they went on public exhibit today at the Zoo. This is the first time in the Zoo’s 115-year history cheetahs have … More »

Behind the ScenesMaking a habitat a home

April 7, 2016 - Chester and Rico, our new cheetahs, have moved into their home and have been eagerly checking out the space and all it has to offer. But what had to happen before they could move in? More than you probably think! … More »

Conservation AwarenessAnimal Ambassadors Make Appearance at Glass Wheel Studio

April 5, 2016 - Friday night the Virginia Zoo’s animal ambassadors became living art at the Glass Wheel Studio’s opening night of two new exhibitions that illustrate endangered species. To represent the Zoo and educate about our conservation efforts, Dudley the Hoffman’s two-toed sloth made … More »

Conservation EffortsGet your head out of the sand! Turtles could go extinct.

April 1, 2016 - Turtles have roamed the earth for 300 million years, ever since the time of dinosaurs. Unfortunately, these remarkable reptiles are on the brink of extinction. Within the next 20 years, as many as a third of the world’s 300 species … More »

For the LittlesApril Zoo Tales

April 1, 2016 - Spring is starting to arrive and what better way to spend it than at Zoo Tales? Every Tuesday and Friday through the Spring, join the education department at 11 am for a storybook adventure that is designed for pre-school aged children. … More »

Behind the ScenesMeet Chris Celentano, Zoo veterinary intern

March 21, 2016 - Q| Tell us a little about yourself: A| My name is Chris Celentano. I am a fourth-year veterinary student at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. I am 25 years old and am from Connecticut. Q| When did you decide … More »