Baby AnimalsTiger Cubs Turn 8 Weeks Old

March 4, 2016 - The Virginia Zoo’s Malayan tiger cubs are 8 weeks old today, and are healthy and developing normally. They weighed in at 13.2 and 13.6 pounds, they also got their second kitten vaccine, which will occur again at 12 and 16 weeks. The … More »

Education ProgramsBringing the Zoo to YOU!

March 1, 2016 - Even when the weather is cold and dreary, the Education Department at the Virginia Zoo is still teaching programs and sharing our animal ambassadors to audiences! During winter months, we can bring a little bit of the zoo to local … More »

ConservationVirginia Zoo Implements Zoo Keeper Training Workshops in the Philippines

February 23, 2016 - During the last week of February 2016, a technical team from Virginia Zoo will be implementing a series of training workshops in the Philippines. The team will help build the capacity of animal care professionals in the region who care for some of … More »

25 Years and CountingVirginia Zoo Receives Quarter Century Award

February 11, 2016 - The Virginia Zoo has received the Quarter Century Award, given by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for maintaining accreditation continuously for 25 years or more with a commitment to animal care, welfare, conservation, education. The Zoo was first … More »

Bigger by the DayThe Tiger Cubs Turn 1 Month!

February 4, 2016 - The critically endangered Malayan tiger cubs are one month old! Their eyes have opened and they are starting to crawl around. Like human babies, checkups and vaccinations are required for our tiger babies. Dr. Amanda Guthrie did a complete physical … More »

HEAR IT FIRSTQ&A with a Virginia Zoo CYT

January 27, 2016 - Q| Name and Grade A| My name is Miah Domel and I am currently a junior at Princess Anne High School.   Q| Favorite animal A| My favorite animal at the Zoo is a tie between the Red pandas and … More »

For Cuteness Sake!Critically Endangered Tiger Cubs are Born

January 15, 2016 - The male cubs were born after a 103 day gestation. After several hours of close observation, animal care and veterinary staff were not comfortable with the level of care that first-time mom Api was giving her cubs. It was decided … More »

Baby duiker arrives to the Virginia Zoo!It’s a girl!

January 13, 2016 - Welcome our newest baby, a yellow-backed duiker. The 11.4 pound female was born to mother, Dot and father, Dash. Dot came to the Virginia Zoo in early 2013 from the Houston Zoo and is 5 years old (she just celebrated … More »