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 »

Animal WellnessRose’s House Call

July 12, 2016 - Rose the Virginia Zoo’s 12-year-old Hartmann mountain zebra was greeted by several specialists this week and received preventive care, physical exam and hoof trim. Kim Burnop, the Virginia Zoo’s farrier got to work on Rose’s hooves, providing the routine maintenance … More »

Animal WellnessA Root Canal for Chai

July 7, 2016 - Back in March, Asiatic black bear Chai received his yearly exam from Virginia Zoo Veterinarian Dr. Amanda Guthrie and vet staff- all was normal. Later in the month, a zookeeper noticed a broken tooth and blood in his mouth. Upon … More »

Conservation EffortsSaving the endangered sulu hornbill

July 5, 2016 - Virginia Zoo participates in a new initiative to save the world’s most endangered species of Hornbill In early June a group of scientists, conservationists and community stakeholders from the island of Tawi Tawi in the Philippines met with government officials … More »

Baby AnimalsIntroducing…A Bouncing Baby Bongo!

June 28, 2016 - The first bongo of 2016 was born on Sunday, June 26. This new baby girl joins five other female bongos, including her mother Juni who was born at the Virginia Zoo just over ten years ago. The calf weighed in … More »

Exhibit AdditionsTigers Debut with a Splash!

June 16, 2016 - The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. The beloved Malayan tiger cubs are now on exhibit at the Virginia Zoo’s Asia-Trail of the Tiger. The brothers, who are almost six months old, were moved over the weekend to acclimate to … More »

All Grown Up#TigerTuesday

June 14, 2016 -   The tiger cubs are just about 6 months old and have grown tremendously in such a short time. From the cub cam to daily public feedings and our #TigerTuesday videos, you’ve seen them blossom into the awesome tigers they … More »

Education AnimalsZooLive! Stage is Open!

June 13, 2016 - With the grand opening of the Animal Wellness Campus comes the opening of the brand new ZooLive! stage. Here, Zoo guests can enjoy an interactive and educational show featuring animal ambassadors such as snakes, rabbits, owls, and so much more. … More »