CONSERVATIONVirginia Zoo Names First Zooperlative Award Recipients

April 29, 2019 - After careful consideration, the Virginia Zoo has chosen classrooms from Saint Patrick Catholic School and Cape Henry Collegiate as the first winners of the Zooperlative Award. The Zooperlative Award recognizes Hampton Roads students from the 3rd – 5th grade and … More »

AnimealsSmash Cakes

April 26, 2019 - Dora and Diego are two of the Zoo’s Screaming hairy armadillos. The siblings are celebrating their second birthdays on Saturday, April 27, so what better way to celebrate these adorable mammals than with some birthday cake! Chef Yohn discovered he … More »

Member PerksMembers of the Quarter

April 25, 2019 - The Harper family was the first lucky Members of the Quarter winner! Mom – Keri, Dad – Gerald and Daughter – Declyn live in Virginia Beach and have the ‘Two Adult Household Membership.’ The family came early to the Zoo’s annual … More »

WellnessBetween Animals and People

April 18, 2019 - Working with animals may look and sound like a fun job, and while it is rewarding, it’s a very serious business. Zoo Keepers are responsible for feeding, training, caring for and cleaning up after dozens of animals representing different species … More »

Tales of the TailsBirds of a Feather

April 12, 2019 - Several of the Virginia Zoo’s Africa Okavango exhibits are unique in that animals representing multiple species often live with each other, just as they could be found in the wild. The giraffe yard is no exception, with four different species … More »

Baby AnimalsBabies Big and Small Born at the Zoo

April 9, 2019 -  The Zoo is kicking off Spring with two new babies – a bongo calf and porcupette were recently born and can soon been seen on exhibit. A crested porcupine baby, called a porcupette, was born to parents Wilma and Flapjack … More »

Zoo HorticultureEvery Rose Has its Thorns

April 4, 2019 - The Zoo’s Rose Garden is undergoing a renovation that entails removing all roses from the location. This garden has been plagued with Rose rosette disease (Emaravirus sp.) also known as witches’ broom of rose, a virus transmitted by an eriophyid mite … More »

Zoo Gift ShopConservation-Savvy Gift Shop Purchases

April 2, 2019 - No trip to the Zoo is complete without visiting the Gift Shop and picking out a souvenir to take home. Whether you’re more into something you can wear, such as a t-shirt, jacket or hat, something you can carry out … More »