mix blooms and ediblesCreative Containers

June 15, 2015 - Think outside the box with creative containers that mix edibles and color.  Here at the Zoo we are always looking to amaze and inspire with our container creations.   This container thrives in full sun and best of all has a … More »

An Ongoing LegacyRed Panda Update

June 10, 2015 - The Zoo is incredibly saddened to announce that red panda Oscar died unexpectedly from an acute bacterial pneumonia infection last month. Oscar was born in 2008 and is well represented in his offspring. He was father to Charlie, Thomas, Cinnamon, … More »

New Red River HogWelcome Penelope!

June 6, 2015 - This week one of the Zoo’s newest additions, a one year-old Red River hog named Penelope, made her public debut. Visitors can see her on exhibit with male Oboi in Africa now. Penelope’s keepers say that she loves apples and … More »

Tiger Conservation CampaignHelping Big Cats

June 3, 2015 - The Zoo recently continued its support of the Tiger Conservation Campaign as a major sponsor in 2015. The Campaign will distribute money donated by the Virginia Zoo and others to fund major projects, all of which are working towards wild … More »

Goat Yard Opening SoonThe Kids Are Back in Town

May 29, 2015 - Got goats? We sure do! Yesterday Zoo staff traveled to Country Charm Farm in western Virginia to pick up 18 Nigerian dwarf goats (mostly babies!) and 2 mini LaMancha goats. Nigerian dwarf goats originated as a breed in West Africa, … More »

A burst of summer colorGlowing with Excitement

May 27, 2015 - With summer just around the corner, the Zoo gardens are ready for the season. Check out the front entrance bed with its' bold, burst of color. More »

Unlocking Nutritional SecretsGray’s Monitor Lizard Conservation

May 22, 2015 - A conservation project for one of the world’s most unusual and least-understood reptiles, the Gray’s monitor lizard. More »

Diggin’ Their New YardCassowaries Now on Exhibit

May 19, 2015 - Hallager and Elgie, the Zoo’s pair of two-year-old cassowaries, were recently moved into a new exhibit in Asia – Trail of the Tiger. Hallager was the first cassowary chick to hatch at the Zoo. In fact, he was the fifth … More »