Baby Animals#TigerTuesday

May 24, 2016 - The cubs are 20 weeks old now and having a party! They weren’t too sure about all the streamers and decor at first, but eventually they turned into party animals. New textures, shapes, and movement keep these growing boys entertained … More »

New AnimalsMore Red pandas Arrive!

May 23, 2016 - Two Red pandas have arrived and are getting to know their new exhibits – and future mates! The male and female red pandas are both 11 months old and came to the Virginia Zoo from Front Royal, the Smithsonian’s Conservation … More »

Saving the AnimalsEndangered Species Day

May 19, 2016 - May 20 is Endangered Species Day! AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums fund over 2650 conservation projects in over 130 countries and spend upwards of $160 million dollars annually on conservation initiatives and education to give animals the helping hand they desperately need. … More »

Baby Animals#TigerTuesday

May 17, 2016 - What are the cubs up to this week? Well, thanks to the generous donations at our Zoo To Do auction, these tigers will be receiving names! As soon as they are finalized, we’ll do a grand reveal and of course … More »

Baby Animals#TigerTuesday

May 10, 2016 -    It’s been over four months since the tigers were born and they still don’t have a name! This week the tigers played with alphabet boxes trying to figure out what letters they like best to help you decide what … More »

Animal WellnessZack Gets Some New Shoes!

May 9, 2016 - Zack, one of the Zoo’s Hartmann mountain zebras, received a visit last week from Kim Burnop – our favorite farrier. A farrier is a professional craftsman who specializes in the trimming of horses hooves. Zack, as well as the other zebras, require regular … More »

Baby Animals#TigerTuesday

May 3, 2016 - For this week’s #TigerTuesday, we’re focusing on the health of our furry friends. The tigers are now 16 weeks old and weighing in around 35 pounds each. How’d they get so big so fast? Well according to Dr. Amanda Guthrie … More »

GIVE TODAYGive Local 757!

May 2, 2016 - Zoo supporters we need your help! On Tuesday, May 3, the Virginia Zoo is participating in Give Local 757! and we have 24 hours to raise funds. Please consider donating or participating in one of the activities below to help us reach … More »