Grand OpeningHelp Us Celebrate the ZooFarm Opening!

June 7, 2016 - On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at 10 a.m., the Virginia Zoo welcomes Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim to commemorate the opening of the ZooFarm. The ceremony will take place at the entrance of the exhibit, located across from the Reptile Building. … More »

Baby Animals#TigerTuesday

June 7, 2016 - This week on #TigerTuesday, the cubs learned a new skill – fishing! What cat doesn’t love the taste of fresh fish? The croaker were placed in the pool in hopes their hunting instincts would kick in. This new smell, taste … More »

Baby AnimalsA new zebra arrives…foal-real!

June 3, 2016 - Abbey, a 15-year-old Hartmann’s mountain zebra, gave birth to a female foal on Thursday, June 2, 2016. This is the third filly for Abbey and the second for father, five-year-old, Zack. The foal weighed 77.55 pounds, is approximately 3 feet … More »

Meet AlfredGet to know our rhino!

June 3, 2016 -   While in the Africa section of the zoo, you may be fortunate enough to get a glimpse of Alfred, our White rhinoceros lumbering around the yard. The continent of Africa has two species of rhinos, the black rhino and … More »

Learning Gets WildAdventure for Two, Please

June 1, 2016 - This year the Zoo is introducing a new kind of camp experience – one for the family! The Adventure Duo Safari Camp runs June 27 to July 1, 2016, from 9 am to 12:30 pm. Camp registration includes one child and … More »

Baby Animals #TigerTuesday

May 31, 2016 - All kids love the pool and sprinklers in the heat and that doesn’t exclude tiger cubs! In this week’s extended video for #TigerTuesday, the duo have the time of their lives pouncing the water and of course, each other. Unlike … More »

Coming This SummerSo Much to do at the Zoo!

May 27, 2016 - With summer fast approaching and the weather finally catching up, now is the time to enjoy all the Zoo has to offer. The holiday weekend brings lots of activates to keep in mind all summer long.   Australia Walkabout Opens … More »

Baby Animals#TigerTuesday

May 24, 2016 - The cubs are 20 weeks old now and having a party! They weren’t too sure about all the streamers and decor at first, but eventually they turned into party animals. New textures, shapes, and movement keep these growing boys entertained … More »