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 »

Global ConservationHandmade Arts & Crafts Promote Pride and Conservation in Negros Occidental

January 3, 2016 - Roger Sweeney, Assistant Director The Province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines has implemented a National Wildlife Month celebration in November of each year for more than a decade. In addition to being a highly successful conservation education campaign, they … More »

Looking for an adventure?My Experience as an Education Intern

December 21, 2015 - Becoming the children’s program intern was one of the best experiences I’ve had to date. While I was there, not only was I able to help the campers learn the curriculum, I was able to become animal handling certified, do … More »

Get Inspired by NatureVisit the Zoo Day Photo Scavenger Hunt

December 20, 2015 - Visit the Zoo Day is celebrated on December 27, enjoy this photo scavenger hunt while exploring the Zoo. Play with family and friends or make it a competition – get creative! PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT CHALLENGE I have eyes that follow you, and I watch … More »

Iconic Symbol of ConservationBison: New National Mammal?

December 15, 2015 - Recently, the government is moving forward on legislation to make the bison a national mammal. With a rich history in conservation success, and strong American culture ties; bison strongly emulate the spirit of the United States. In the 17th century,  bison were the most abundant mammal … More »

Animal CareTapir Reproductive Assessments

December 10, 2015 - Last week, Malayan tapirs Annie and Rimba underwent reproductive assessments in order to gather information about their fertility and to help plan the next steps of producing offspring from them. Who conducted the ASSESSMENT? Two visiting scientists conducted this exam along side of … More »

Shop For a CauseSupporting Hornbill Conservation

December 9, 2015 - The following gifts help support the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project and the Philippine Hornbills Conservation Program 2016 fieldwork activities. Hand-crafted Pendants To help conserve these birds, artisans in Africa are creating pendants to raise money and awareness.  These solid sterling silver … More »