Animal EducationAnimal Tricksters

April 1, 2017 - April Fools! As most of you are aware, today is an international holiday where millions of people all over the world fall victim to tricks, pranks and jokes. While April Fools Day is fun and “emusing” to humans, some species … More »

Tales of the Tails Animal StoriesI Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for SCREAMERS!

March 22, 2017 - Step foot into the ZooFarm and chances are you’ll hear all sorts of noises – from the cows and zebu mooing, to the sheep baaing, the pigs oinking and… SCREAMING? Located in the middle of the ZooFarm is a grassy area … More »

ZoolidaysWorld Frog Day

March 20, 2017 - Ribbit. Ribbit. Ribbit. 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 is held annually on March 20.  Did you know that: frogs are found on every continent … More »

Recipes for the AnimalsAnimeals – Cake Cake Cake

March 9, 2017 - It’s that time again to step into the Zoo’s Diet Kitchen with Chef Yohn for another Animeals recipe walkthrough! Chef Yohn must have had a craving for some “dessert”, because he decided to make cakes for Haddie the tapir, and meerkats … More »

ConservationWorld Wildlife Day

March 3, 2017 - Today is World Wildlife Day! On December 20, 2013, the United Nations designated March 3 as World Wildlife Day, a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the wild animals and plants of the world, as well as ways to fight … More »

Zoo EventsZoo To Do Returns!

March 1, 2017 - Zoo to Do Tickets Now On Sale! Tremendous plans are underway for the Virginia Zoo’s Zoo to Do, its annual charity gala. This year, the creative cocktail event welcomes two White rhinos with a “White Rhino Party” on June 3, … More »

ConservationNational Invasive Species Awareness Week

February 27, 2017 - This week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Although we tend to think of invasive species more as pests than true threats, these invaders have a drastic effect on wildlife. More than 40% of threatened or endangered species are at risk … More »

Animal StoriesTales of the Tails – It’s Binturong and oh so right!

February 22, 2017 - It’s a bear. No, it’s a primate. Or maybe it’s a cat. Actually, it’s neither one of those animals. It’s a binturong! Also known as bearcats for their resemblance to the two animals, binturongs are actually not related to bears or … More »