AnimealsImpeckable Taste

November 2, 2018 - Beatrice the Buff Orpington chicken is one of the Zoo’s Program Animal Ambassadors. During ZooLive! stage presentations and education programs, she is rewarded with mealworms, her favorite grub, for performing training exercises. Beatrice turned three years old in October, and … More »

Animal BirthdaysHappy 1st Birthday, Emery!

October 29, 2018 - Our cute little lion cub is still cute, but not so little anymore! Emery celebrated his 1st birthday on October 28 and Jennifer McNamara, the Zoo’s Lead Africa Keeper, is giving an update on how our favorite cub has progressed … More »

ZooBoo 201813 Tips to Make Coming to ZooBoo Less Scary

October 25, 2018 - ZooBoo is this weekend! Whether you’re a ZooBoo first-timer or pro, here are a few things you should know, especially since we’ve re-vamped the event for this year’s two-day spectacle! 1. don’t be alarmed Tickets for one-day admission to this … More »

Tales of the TailsAround the Croc

October 23, 2018 - Halloween is around the corner, so what a better time to introduce two of the “scariest” animals at the Zoo. Once you meet them, however, you’ll realize they aren’t so scary after all, and that like the other animals at … More »

Baby AnimalsChick Me Out

October 19, 2018 - For Zoo Bird Keepers, a typical day involves checking up and feeding our feathered residents found all around the Zoo. Soon Keepers will also be spending parts of their day relocating many of the bird species to their winter enclosures … More »

Baby AnimalsA Newborn for Noelle!

October 16, 2018 - The Virginia Zoo welcomed a male Masai giraffe calf on October 13, 2018. This is the first baby for mom Noelle, who is five years old, and the sixth for dad Billy. Noelle gave birth during the early morning hours … More »

MythsAnimal Misconceptions

October 12, 2018 - At some point in our lives, we’ve all fallen victim to a rumor or story we believed to be true, especially tall tales about animals. Black cats on Halloween are bad luck. Goldfish have a terrible memory. Flies have a … More »

Virtual ClassroomTechnology Helps the Zoo Teach Kids

October 10, 2018 - Education is an important part of the Virginia Zoo’s mission. The Education Department provides a variety of programs for schools, families, and individuals from Safari camps to field trips to ZooLive! stage presentations. We love facilitating opportunities to help our … More »