Conservation EffortsGet your head out of the sand! Turtles could go extinct.

April 1, 2016 - Turtles have roamed the earth for 300 million years, ever since the time of dinosaurs. Unfortunately, these remarkable reptiles are on the brink of extinction. Within the next 20 years, as many as a third of the world’s 300 species … More »

For the LittlesApril Zoo Tales

April 1, 2016 - Spring is starting to arrive and what better way to spend it than at Zoo Tales? Every Tuesday and Friday through the Spring, join the education department at 11 am for a storybook adventure that is designed for pre-school aged children. … More »

Behind the ScenesMeet Chris Celentano, Zoo veterinary intern

March 21, 2016 - Q| Tell us a little about yourself: A| My name is Chris Celentano. I am a fourth-year veterinary student at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. I am 25 years old and am from Connecticut. Q| When did you decide … More »


March 19, 2016 - That sound is a big unison hello from all the frogs at the Virginia Zoo! They want to welcome you to World Frog Day, which we’re celebrating Sunday, March 20 at the Zoo. Did you know that . . . . . … More »

Training & WorkshopVirginia Zoo Implements Keeper Workshops in the Philippines funded by WAZA International Training Grant

March 15, 2016 - A technical team from Virginia Zoo visited the province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines during the last week of February to implement a five-day series of zoo keeper training workshops on wildlife management. As we reported earlier, three staff … More »

Think Spring!National Learn about Butterflies Day

March 14, 2016 - Yes, that’s really the name of the holiday – “Learn About Butterflies Day.” You may not get out of school or work on that day, but March 14 is the official national holiday set aside to promote learning about butterflies. … More »

Newest AmbassadorTraining of Dudley the Sloth

March 11, 2016 - One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to train and condition new animals to be ambassadors in our educational programs. Recently I got the chance to work with one of many people’s favorite animals, a sloth. The … More »

Explore the Zoo!Get FREE Admission to the Zoo on March 12 for Museum Day Live!

March 10, 2016 - The Virginia Zoo and five other Norfolk organizations will join with hundreds of cultural institutions across the country for Museum Day Live! on Saturday, March 12. That’s when the Smithsonian Institution celebrates a nationwide campaign to reach women and girls … More »