Zoo TechnologyThe Zoo App Turns Two!

January 4, 2019 - The Virginia Zoo is celebrating the two-year anniversary of its mobile app with a new milestone and new features to offer guests who use the app on and off Zoo grounds. In celebration of the app’s anniversary, the Zoo is … More »

Baby NewsChristmas Brings Two Bongo Babies

January 2, 2019 - While most were enjoying their new Christmas toys, two Eastern bongos at the Virginia Zoo were in labor. 12.5-year-old bongo, Juni, gave birth to a male calf on December 26. The calf, who Keepers have named Johnny, weighs 44 pounds … More »

Zoo StatuesThe Art of the Zoo

December 27, 2018 - If you’re an avid Zoo fan, then you know that the Zoo is home to hundreds of animals and nestled on 53 beautifully landscaped acres. A typical Zoo visitor spends their time admiring the grounds, checking out exhibits and spotting … More »

AnimealsSeason’s Feedings

December 21, 2018 - The year is coming to an end, but not before the Zoo celebrates the holidays with a special Animeals for the bongo! Bongo are a species of forest antelope who primarily eat leaves, bushes, vines, bark, grasses, herbs and roots, and … More »

Tales of the TailsMonkey Business

December 14, 2018 - When you visit the Virginia Zoo’s newest exhibit, the World of Reptiles and Friends, what types of animals do you expect to see? Your first thought is probably reptiles like snakes, tortoises and crocodiles. But do you expect to see … More »

Education and ConservationVirginia Zoo to Host Conservation Traveling Exhibits

December 12, 2018 - In a partnership with the Paly Foundation, the Virginia Zoo will showcase three nature and conservation-themed education centers through February 2019. The displays consist of vinyl panels that feature infographics and stimulating facts, while corresponding educational guides can allow visitors … More »

Tricks of the TradeAn Ambassador for Her Species

December 6, 2018 - Located behind-the-scenes near the ZooLive! stage lies our Program Animal Building, or PAB for short. The animals that live in the PAB are ambassadors for their species and represent their counterparts in the wild through education programs. When the Zoo … More »

Safari Camp CertificatesGive the Gift of Camp

December 4, 2018 - The holidays are approaching fast, and if you’re running out of time or are unsure what to get your favorite curious kid, then the Virginia Zoo has the perfect gift in mind. Send a kindergartner or 1st through 8th grader … More »