Zoo TechnologyThe New Virginia Zoo Mobile App is Out Now!

January 11, 2017 - On Wednesday, January 11, 2016 the Virginia Zoo released its new mobile app for both iOS and Android users to download and enjoy at no cost! As you open the app, be sure to watch a short video that captures the unique … More »

Animal AwarenessSave the Eagle Day

January 10, 2017 - On January 10 of every year, the United States celebrates its national symbol, the Bald Eagle, by raising awareness about the majestic bird and the threats it faces on Save the Eagle Day! It turns out, the American Bald Eagle is … More »

Animal BirthdaysHappy 1st Birthday Tiger Cubs!

January 6, 2017 - Happy 1st Birthday to Stubbley and Osceola! It’s been a amazing year watching our very own Malayan tiger cubs grow up in front of our eyes. From the thrilling day(s) they were born, to their first exam, to their first … More »

Zoolidays: National Bird DayHappy National Bird Day

January 5, 2017 - Every year on January 5 is National Bird Day. This animal holiday celebrates more than 9,800 species of birds that exist around the world, their impact on the environment, as well as their physical and behavioral beauty. Sadly, more than … More »

Exhibit AdditionsWe Have a New Bongo!

January 3, 2017 - Just in time for the holidays, the Virginia Zoo received a new Eastern bongo to add to the herd! The two-year-old male, named Bob, came from the Atlanta Zoo. Immediately after his arrival, Bob was placed in quarantine at the Animal … More »

Elf on the ShelfRoary’s Adventures

December 31, 2016 - Roary pulled double duty this year as the Zoo’s elf making sure staff AND animals were all behaving for Santa! He got himself into a little mischief but he made it all around the Zoo just in time to tell Santa … More »

ConservationEndangered Species Act

December 28, 2016 - In 1972, President Richard Nixon declared that conservation efforts in the United States aimed toward preventing the extinction of species were inadequate, and called for change. A new act, with a focus on the conservation of endangered and threatened species, not … More »

Zoo Diet KitchenAnimeals: Recipes for the Animals

December 14, 2016 - Zoo Chef Yohn Sutton doesn’t just serve the animals food, he gets creative with his own recipes that cater to each animal’s unique personality. We’ve decided to introduce an awesome new blog series entitled Animeals, in which we’ll showcase the step-by-step … More »