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 »


March 19, 2016 - That sound is a big unison hello from all the frogs at the Virginia Zoo! They want to welcome you to World Frog Day, which we’re celebrating Sunday, March 20 at the Zoo. Did you know that . . . . . … More »

Training & WorkshopVirginia Zoo Implements Keeper Workshops in the Philippines funded by WAZA International Training Grant

March 15, 2016 - A technical team from Virginia Zoo visited the province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines during the last week of February to implement a five-day series of zoo keeper training workshops on wildlife management. As we reported earlier, three staff … More »