Exhibit AdditionsWe Have a New Bongo!

January 3, 2017 - Just in time for the holidays, the Virginia Zoo received a new Eastern bongo to add to the herd! The two-year-old male, named Bob, came from the Atlanta Zoo. Immediately after his arrival, Bob was placed in quarantine at the Animal … More »

Elf on the ShelfRoary’s Adventures

December 31, 2016 - Roary pulled double duty this year as the Zoo’s elf making sure staff AND animals were all behaving for Santa! He got himself into a little mischief but he made it all around the Zoo just in time to tell Santa … More »

ConservationEndangered Species Act

December 28, 2016 - In 1972, President Richard Nixon declared that conservation efforts in the United States aimed toward preventing the extinction of species were inadequate, and called for change. A new act, with a focus on the conservation of endangered and threatened species, not … More »

Zoo Diet KitchenAnimeals: Recipes for the Animals

December 14, 2016 - Zoo Chef Yohn Sutton doesn’t just serve the animals food, he gets creative with his own recipes that cater to each animal’s unique personality. We’ve decided to introduce an awesome new blog series entitled Animeals, in which we’ll showcase the step-by-step … More »

Private EventsCreating Memories at the Zoo

December 10, 2016 - From just one stroll around our Zoo we often get asked by guests if we can host private events on our grounds and the answer is most definitely YES! From corporate picnics, to weddings, bridal showers, photoshoots, baby showers, high … More »

Zoo Keeper ExperiencesA Zoo Keeper’s Trip to Malaysia

December 8, 2016 - In early November I embarked on a 2-week trip to the city of Malacca, Malaysia to take part in an animal welfare improvement project at the Melaka Zoo and Night Safari.  This trip was a collaboration between the Orangutan SSP … More »

Animal AwarenessWorld Wildlife Conservation Day

December 4, 2016 - December 4 is World Wildlife Conservation Day. This day of observance encourages the conservation and protection of various species of animals that are susceptible to extinction in the near future. The Virginia Zoo partners with several conservation programs and participates … More »

Development ProgramsApply to Join the Conservation Youth Team!

December 2, 2016 - The Virginia Zoo’s Conservation Youth Team (CYT) is a youth development program for high schoolers that provides important volunteer services to the Zoo, our guests and our communities. During a fun and intense one-week training at the beginning of summer, teens … More »