Zoo BornsBig Baby Alert!

June 5, 2017 - The Virginia Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a Masai giraffe calf on Sunday, June 4.  The female giraffe calf was born to five-time mother Imara and father Billy.  At birth, the calf weighed in at 149 pounds and measured in at 5 feet, 11 inches tall. Imara … More »

HorticultureGreat Plants for the Bugs in Your Garden

June 5, 2017 - It’s World Environment Day and we’ve decided to highlight some of the insects that serve a unique purpose in the Earth’s ecosystem, especially butterflies and spiders. The Virginia Zoo Horticulture Department has put together a list of some great plants … More »

Zoo To Do 2017Things to Remember for Zoo To Do

June 2, 2017 - We can’t tame our excitement any longer that you’re joining us for Zoo To Do this Saturday, June 3rd at 6 pm!! Here’s some additional info for the best Zoo To Do experience: You’re headed to the Virginia Zoo, located … More »

AnimealsHOP Pockets

June 1, 2017 - If you’re a human, and chances are you are, you’ve either eaten or heard of Hot Pockets, the quick microwaveable sandwich that 99% of the time is way too hot to eat, but you eat it anyways. Virginia Zoo Chef … More »

Zoo To Do 2017You’re Your Own (Zoo To Do Food) Critic

May 27, 2017 - The Virginia Zoo caught up with the three food critics who will be present at this year’s Zoo To Do! Their job is to judge 20 different restaurants on the fare they are preparing for hundreds of guests, and announce … More »

Tales of the TailsOtterly Adorable Animals

May 25, 2017 - Since today is World Otter Day, we thought we “otter” tell you all about our two adorable Asian small-clawed otters and their intriguing species. Hailing from Southeast Asia, southern China, Indonesia and the Philippines, Asian small-clawed otters are found in coastal … More »

Animal ArrivalsVirginia Zoo Welcomes Masu the Red Panda

May 23, 2017 - This Sunday, a female Red panda was introduced to her new exhibit at the Virginia Zoo. Masu, the juvenile Red panda comes from the Denver Zoo where she was born last June. She was moved to the Virginia Zoo under the … More »

Zoo To Do 2017Zoo To Do Food and Spirits

May 22, 2017 - Zoo To Do is a little less than two weeks away and we can already hear our stomachs growling and mouths getting dry as we wait patiently for the day of the event on June 3! More than a dozen restaurants … More »