Yum!Breakfast (and lunch and dinner!) is Served

August 6, 2015 - “The animals eat better than I do!” is something you might hear around the Zoo, and it’s often true! The food that is served to the Zoo animals is restaurant/human-grade quality and delivered fresh each week. Each animal – big, … More »

Zoo NewsRed Panda Update

August 6, 2015 - The Zoo is saddened to announce the death of two red panda cubs, born on June 25. “Neonatal mortality in red pandas has traditionally been very high,” explains Zoo veterinarian Dr. Amanda Guthrie. “We were very lucky in 2013 and … More »

Listen Up!Zoo Tales

August 3, 2015 - As the school year begins to peek its head around the corner, the Virginia Zoo has a fun, unique way of preparing your kids to get back into the swing of things. Come join us for Zoo Tales! Zoo Tales … More »

Celebrating Our CommunitySenior Wednesdays

August 1, 2015 - To celebrate seniors and the contributions they make in our communities, the Virginia Zoo is proud to offer free admission every Wednesday from 10 am – 5 pm in August and September to seniors age 62 and older. “Seniors have … More »

Meet Two New Animal Ambassadors Bringing the Zoo to You!

July 31, 2015 - We are very excited to welcome Virginia opossums Seamus and Fiona to our Program Animal Team. They are a great native species and will join our other animal ambassadors helping to spread the mission of the Virginia Zoo to visitors, … More »

Baby GiraffeWatch Me Grow!

July 29, 2015 - The Virginia Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a baby Masai giraffe on Thursday, July 23! The male giraffe calf, still nameless, was born to five-time mother Imara and father Billy. More »

Zoo NewsRed Panda Update

July 24, 2015 - Red panda Bernadette gave birth to two cubs on June 25, a boy and a girl. Over the course of the past couple weeks, Zoo Staff monitored the cubs closely. While they initially did well, the cubs began to suddenly … More »

Australia Exhibit OpensStroll Through the Outback

July 22, 2015 - The Virginia Zoo is excited to announce the opening of the Australia Walkabout. This newly renovated exhibit features a visitor path through the habitat giving Zoo visitors an immersion experience and an up close encounter with Australian animals. Come face-to-face … More »