Think Spring!National Learn about Butterflies Day

March 14, 2016 - Yes, that’s really the name of the holiday – “Learn About Butterflies Day.” You may not get out of school or work on that day, but March 14 is the official national holiday set aside to promote learning about butterflies. … More »

Newest AmbassadorTraining of Dudley the Sloth

March 11, 2016 - One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to train and condition new animals to be ambassadors in our educational programs. Recently I got the chance to work with one of many people’s favorite animals, a sloth. The … More »

Explore the Zoo!Get FREE Admission to the Zoo on March 12 for Museum Day Live!

March 10, 2016 - The Virginia Zoo and five other Norfolk organizations will join with hundreds of cultural institutions across the country for Museum Day Live! on Saturday, March 12. That’s when the Smithsonian Institution celebrates a nationwide campaign to reach women and girls … More »

Baby AnimalsTiger Cubs Turn 8 Weeks Old

March 4, 2016 - The Virginia Zoo’s Malayan tiger cubs are 8 weeks old today, and are healthy and developing normally. They weighed in at 13.2 and 13.6 pounds, they also got their second kitten vaccine, which will occur again at 12 and 16 weeks. The … More »

Education ProgramsBringing the Zoo to YOU!

March 1, 2016 - Even when the weather is cold and dreary, the Education Department at the Virginia Zoo is still teaching programs and sharing our animal ambassadors to audiences! During winter months, we can bring a little bit of the zoo to local … More »

ConservationVirginia Zoo Implements Zoo Keeper Training Workshops in the Philippines

February 23, 2016 - During the last week of February 2016, a technical team from Virginia Zoo will be implementing a series of training workshops in the Philippines. The team will help build the capacity of animal care professionals in the region who care for some of … More »

25 Years and CountingVirginia Zoo Receives Quarter Century Award

February 11, 2016 - The Virginia Zoo has received the Quarter Century Award, given by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for maintaining accreditation continuously for 25 years or more with a commitment to animal care, welfare, conservation, education. The Zoo was first … More »

Bigger by the DayThe Tiger Cubs Turn 1 Month!

February 4, 2016 - The critically endangered Malayan tiger cubs are one month old! Their eyes have opened and they are starting to crawl around. Like human babies, checkups and vaccinations are required for our tiger babies. Dr. Amanda Guthrie did a complete physical … More »