zoo received global recognitionGlobal Leader

April 1, 2015 - The Virginia Zoo was honored to be accepted as a new institutional member of the World Association of Zoo and Aquariums (WAZA). The worldwide membership of WAZA includes more than 300 zoos and aquariums from over 50 countries. This organization … More »

bettering the health of organutansWorking Together

March 26, 2015 - In a true display of collaboration the Virginia Zoo medical staff and Sentara Cardiologists are working together to ensure the best care for two of the Zoo’s orangutans, Pepper and Schnitz.  Part of these animals’ care are yearly health examinations … More »

Focus on ConservationThe Mabula Ground Hornbill Project

October 12, 2014 - Virginia Zoo has supported the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project as one of our main conservation programs in recent years and this was a great opportunity to see the project in person while also contributing to the forward progress of this important work. More »

Essie and Emma

Zoo NewsEndangered African Bongo Born at Virginia Zoo

May 25, 2014 - The Virginia Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of its first baby bongo in 2010! The female calf, named Emma, was born Monday, July 26, 2010. More »

ZOO WILL PLANT TREESAsia Exhibit is Branching Out as New Residents Take Root

May 25, 2010 - The Virginia Zoo is welcoming some huge new residents to its Asia exhibit. It’s not orangutans or tapirs yet. The first new living residents are trees. Over 106,000 pounds of trees are being planted Wednesday afternoon, May 26. More »