grant awarded toVirginia Zoo

October 21, 2015 - Virginia Zoo is honored and excited by the recent news that we have received from the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums has awarded an 2015 International Training Grant to allow Virginia Zoo to partner with the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation … More »

Happy BirthdayZoo Train

October 19, 2015 - The Zoo Train turns 9 years old this October. With more than half a million riders, we’re proud to say this model 1863 Steam Locomotive has raised more than $1.2 million  for our conservation efforts, which include the Australia Walkabout … More »

Ground HornbillsDisney Conservation Fund

October 16, 2015 - The Virginia Zoo is honored to be a 2015 Disney Conservation Fund grant recipient. The Disney Conservation Fund was established in 1995 to combine the support from The Walt Disney Company and Guests to aid nonprofit organizations working to protect the plant … More »

Demonstrate Natural BehaviorEnrichment

October 15, 2015 - While walking through the zoo you may notice different types of toys in our animal exhibits, from the blankets in with our orangutans, ropes on the siamang island or even boxes in with our reptiles. All of these items are … More »

Meller's Chameleons at the ZooNEW Exhibit

October 9, 2015 - We are excited about our new Meller’s chameleon exhibit that opened in Africa-Okavango Delta.  Meller’s are the largest African chameleon located in Tanzania, northern Mozambique and Malawi. They can grow to reach 24 inches long and weigh up to 21 … More »

get to know our dexter cattleMOOO-ving IN

October 1, 2015 - Did you know tomorrow, October 2nd, is World Farm Animal Day? And, we are celebrating our Dexter Cattle and their refurbished digs.  Today, October 1st our Zoo Farm cows returned to their renovated home. The Zoo Farm will be opening … More »

Zoo Keepers ConferenceA Day in the Life…

September 28, 2015 - With any job, attending professional conferences are a great way to learn and present new ideas, connect with colleagues at other locations, and refocus on the mission of your organization.  And, it is no different while working at a zoo. … More »

Rad RatitesWorld Cassowary Day

September 25, 2015 - Did you know that World Cassowary Day is September 26? Not that we need a special day to celebrate these amazing birds – we love them every day of the year! The Virginia Zoo is extremely proud of its cassowary … More »