Tales of the TailsTo the Moon and Back

May 20, 2019 - In early 2018 we introduced you to a beary cool pair of animals, the sun bears. But did you know the Virginia Zoo is home to another pair of bears? Although the two species are similar – they both are … More »

Animal HealthTraining Makes Vet Visits Easier

May 17, 2019 - Just as humans visit their doctors for routine check-ups, animals at the Virginia Zoo are also visited by their doctor, or veterinarian Dr. Colleen Clabbers. To prepare for routine check-ups, many of the animals are trained to voluntarily participate in … More »

Baby AnimalsAnother for Abby!

May 15, 2019 - Abby, the 17-year-old Hartmann’s mountain zebra gave birth to a female foal on Monday, May 13, 2019. This is the fifth filly for Abby and fourth for father, eight-year-old, Zack. Zoo Keepers are looking for a name that starts with … More »

Zoo To Do 2019Answer the Call of the Wild

May 14, 2019 - Zoo to Do is back! This year’s theme, Call of the Wild, invites you to scurry, swim, swing or swoop into the Virginia Zoo and channel your inner animal to help us celebrate all things in nature! This event is … More »

AnimealsOne of a Rind

May 10, 2019 - At the Virginia Zoo, staff like to celebrate as many animal holidays and birthdays as possible. While we will be celebrating Endangered Species Day on Saturday and World Migratory Bird Day on Sunday, Chef Yohn has partnered with Keepers to … More »

Meet the PatientsMobservations

May 8, 2019 - Names: Amadi, Tim and Hardy Sex: Males Species: Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) Ages: Amadi – 1/15/12; Tim – 11/16/12; Hardy – 8/26/12 Weight: Amadi – 2.86 lbs; Tim – 2.95 lbs; Hardy – 3.02 lbs Reason for Visit: Routine physical exam, abdominal ultrasound … More »

Animal ArrivalsThe Best Place to Bee

May 6, 2019 - You’re probably familiar with the fact that more than 700 animals representing 150 species can be found at the Virginia Zoo, but did you know there are also more than 30,000 pollinators that also live on Zoo grounds? They may not … More »

Annual ShearingGoing to the Baa-Baa Shop

April 30, 2019 - The temperature is rising in Hampton Roads, which can only mean one thing for our woolly friends at the Zoo Farm: it’s time for their annual haircut.   It is important for sheep, alpacas and other animals with thick wool … More »