Help Save BirdsCalling All Artists!

August 19, 2015 - The Virginia Zoo is looking for a few volunteer artists as part of a third-year program to help reduce the risk of birds flying into animal exhibit windows. “Conservation can be fun. This is a great way to engage local … More »

Animal AmbassadorsMeet Olivia

August 18, 2015 - Olivia is a juvenile screaming hairy armadillo that was born right here at the Virginia Zoo. She was born on August 18, 2014 to parents Savannah and Chaco. Screaming hairy armadillos are found in western Bolivia and in northwestern provinces … More »

Fun For a Good CauseRollin’ & Bowlin’ For Rhinos

August 15, 2015 - Since 1990, members of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) have raised over $4 million for conservation with an annual fundraiser called Bowling for Rhinos (BFR). Local chapters organize events all over the country and collect more than $400k each … More »

Follow Us to the Hive!Buzzing for Bees

August 12, 2015 - Did you know that the Zoo has kept honey bees for the last 22 years? The Norfolk Beekeepers currently maintain our hives. About 30lbs of honey are harvested from the hives each year, but their main purpose is education and … More »

Zoo PartnershipsRotary Golf Tournament Benefits the Zoo

August 8, 2015 - The Virginia Zoo was the recipient of $5,700 in donations after a charity golf tournament sponsored by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Norfolk, Virginia. The tournament was held at Greenbrier Country Club in Chesapeake, Virginia. Major sponsors of the event … More »

Yum!Breakfast (and lunch and dinner!) is Served

August 6, 2015 - “The animals eat better than I do!” is something you might hear around the Zoo, and it’s often true! The food that is served to the Zoo animals is restaurant/human-grade quality and delivered fresh each week. Each animal – big, … More »

Zoo NewsRed Panda Update

August 6, 2015 - The Zoo is saddened to announce the death of two red panda cubs, born on June 25. “Neonatal mortality in red pandas has traditionally been very high,” explains Zoo veterinarian Dr. Amanda Guthrie. “We were very lucky in 2013 and … More »

Listen Up!Zoo Tales

August 3, 2015 - As the school year begins to peek its head around the corner, the Virginia Zoo has a fun, unique way of preparing your kids to get back into the swing of things. Come join us for Zoo Tales! Zoo Tales … More »