Animal WellnessMeet the Patient: Palu

September 5, 2017 - Name: Palu Sex: Male Species: Malayan sun bear Age: DOB 10/25/08 (8 yr 9 mo old) Weight: 155.1lb Reason for Visit: Routine Physical Examination   Each animal at the Virginia Zoo receives a routine physical examination at least every 2-3 years or … More »

ConservationHands-on as a CYT

August 30, 2017 - Every summer, the Virginia Zoo offers youth a chance to get involved at the Zoo, to become more hands on with conservation efforts and learn to be an environmental steward of the future. The Virginia Zoo’s Conservation Youth Team (CYT) … More »

Tales of the TailsThey Say I’m Emusing

August 21, 2017 - Take a stroll through the Australia Walkabout and you’ll find this tall, flightless bird duo scoping out their wallaby and kangaroo neighbors, as well as guests, with their deep red eyes. If you’re quiet, you can actually hear their unique calls, … More »

Recipes for the AnimalsAnimeals for Bora and Zina

August 18, 2017 - Bora and Zina, our Southern White rhinos, are two of the Zoo’s largest animals – weighing in between 2,200 and 2,700 pounds each. With that much mass, a pretty hefty sized diet must be consumed to stay healthy and thriving; … More »

Education DayTake an Adventure in Africa

August 15, 2017 - Make your next trip to the Zoo an educational trip by learning all about our Africa – Okavango Delta friends and what you can do to protect them in the wild. On August 17, we’ll be taking an Adventure in … More »

Conservation EventBowling for Rhinos

August 9, 2017 - Bowling for Rhinos… What is it, why is it important, and how can you help? What is it? Bowling for Rhinos is a national fundraising campaign hosted by chapters of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) all over the … More »

Animal WellnessWhat’s Up with Diallo?

August 7, 2017 - If you’ve been to the Zoo recently, you might have noticed Diallo, one of our two five-year-old Watusi cattle has a slight tilt to his head. Inside all Watusi horns there are special cells that help with heat exchange and … More »

ConservationNo Filter Needed – or is it?

August 5, 2017 - Today’s special holiday commemorates an animal that can be spotted at the Zoo, but only if you come at the right time. Walk past the bison and eagle enclosures, and head across from the Zoo’s pond. Look out in the … More »