Tiger Conservation CampaignHelping Big Cats

June 3, 2015 - The Zoo recently continued its support of the Tiger Conservation Campaign as a major sponsor in 2015. The Campaign will distribute money donated by the Virginia Zoo and others to fund major projects, all of which are working towards wild … More »

Goat Yard Opening SoonThe Kids Are Back in Town

May 29, 2015 - Got goats? We sure do! Yesterday Zoo staff traveled to Country Charm Farm in western Virginia to pick up 18 Nigerian dwarf goats (mostly babies!) and 2 mini LaMancha goats. Nigerian dwarf goats originated as a breed in West Africa, … More »

A burst of summer colorGlowing with Excitement

May 27, 2015 - With summer just around the corner, the Zoo gardens are ready for the season. Check out the front entrance bed with its' bold, burst of color. More »

Unlocking Nutritional SecretsGray’s Monitor Lizard Conservation

May 22, 2015 - A conservation project for one of the world’s most unusual and least-understood reptiles, the Gray’s monitor lizard. More »

Diggin’ Their New YardCassowaries Now on Exhibit

May 19, 2015 - Hallager and Elgie, the Zoo’s pair of two-year-old cassowaries, were recently moved into a new exhibit in Asia – Trail of the Tiger. Hallager was the first cassowary chick to hatch at the Zoo. In fact, he was the fifth … More »

Colorful Works of ArtFlip Flop Fun for conservation

May 10, 2015 - The Virginia Zoo has partnered with Ocean Sole, TheFlipflop Recycling Company, to conserve marine life and support sustainable community development. More »

Growing Our HerdNew Giraffe Arrives at the Virginia Zoo

May 1, 2015 - On Saturday, April 25 a very special delivery arrived from the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida – a two-year-old female Masai giraffe named Noelly who will become party of the breeding group. After a 30-day quarantine she will be introduced … More »

zebra at the Virginia Zoo.

Seeing StripesVirginia Zoo Welcomes Baby Zebra

April 20, 2015 - Abbey, a 14-year-old Hartmann’s mountain zebra, gave birth to a female foal on Monday, April 13, 2015. This is the second foal for Abbey and the first for father Zack. More »