Baby AnimalsA Happy Hatching!

January 25, 2018 - The largest Pigeon species has hatched at the Virginia Zoo! The Virginia Zoo welcomes a female Victoria Crowned pigeon chick, which was hatched early December. This is the first successful hatching of a Victoria Crowned at the Zoo, and for … More »

Conservation Youth TeamBeing a CYT Intern

January 24, 2018 - Being able to intern at the Virginia Zoo under Kristine Kastenbaum, the Volunteer Coordinator, and Nicole Miller, the Community Outreach Coordinator, for the Conservation Youth Team was one of the best opportunities I have been fortunate to have. The Conservation … More »

CommunityNickels in the New Year

January 18, 2018 - Whole Foods Market in Virginia Beach has selected The Virginia Zoo to be the recipient of their Nickels for Nonprofits community giving program for the next three months. Customers who bring their reusable bags to shop at Whole Foods Market … More »

Zoo ImprovementsPardon Our Mess

January 17, 2018 - Every year the Zoo sees approximately 500,000 visitors through its doors. Our fans, the weather and daily operations put our facilities to the test, so each winter Zoo staff takes time to update, upgrade and updo the grounds. Lots of … More »

Animal BirthRing in 2018 with peace, love and “Joy”

December 31, 2017 - The Virginia Zoo closed out 2017 with the birth of a baby Eastern bongo. The female calf, who Zoo Keepers have named Joy, was born overnight on December 24 to experienced mom Juni. Joy weighed 47 pounds at birth, and is … More »

Baby AnimalsMeet Emery!

December 29, 2017 - It’s the season for giving and our Zoo Fans gave in a big way! More than $2,500 was raised for Pride Lion Conservation Alliance to name our new lion cub “Emery”. Emery and his counterparts in the wild thank you … More »

Animal ViewingCub Cam Cuteness

December 20, 2017 - To keep up with the demand of cub updates, we now have a cub cam! View Zola and her baby playing, eating and learning anytime day or night. This cub is growing fast and learning to climb, so if he’s … More »

Lion CubThe Lion Cub with Catitude

December 19, 2017 - In case you haven’t heard, we have an adorable little lion cub at the Virginia Zoo. He was born on October 28 to experienced parents Mramba and Zola. Here’s the latest video update of the little one, who already has … More »