AnimealsHOP Pockets

June 1, 2017 - If you’re a human, and chances are you are, you’ve either eaten or heard of Hot Pockets, the quick microwaveable sandwich that 99% of the time is way too hot to eat, but you eat it anyways. Virginia Zoo Chef … More »

Zoo To Do 2017You’re Your Own (Zoo To Do Food) Critic

May 27, 2017 - The Virginia Zoo caught up with the three food critics who will be present at this year’s Zoo To Do! Their job is to judge 20 different restaurants on the fare they are preparing for hundreds of guests, and announce … More »

Tales of the TailsOtterly Adorable Animals

May 25, 2017 - Since today is World Otter Day, we thought we “otter” tell you all about our two adorable Asian small-clawed otters and their intriguing species. Hailing from Southeast Asia, southern China, Indonesia and the Philippines, Asian small-clawed otters are found in coastal … More »

Animal ArrivalsVirginia Zoo Welcomes Masu the Red Panda

May 23, 2017 - This Sunday, a female Red panda was introduced to her new exhibit at the Virginia Zoo. Masu, the juvenile Red panda comes from the Denver Zoo where she was born last June. She was moved to the Virginia Zoo under the … More »

Zoo To Do 2017Zoo To Do Food and Spirits

May 22, 2017 - Zoo To Do is a little less than two weeks away and we can already hear our stomachs growling and mouths getting dry as we wait patiently for the day of the event on June 3! More than a dozen restaurants … More »

Zoo To Do 2017Silent Auction Preview

May 16, 2017 - The Virginia Zoo’s Annual Zoo To Do is right around the corner! Staff and ticket holders are equally getting prepared for a night of feasting, dancing and pure fun. Besides having the opportunity to take in beautiful scenery, drink the night … More »

ConservationEndangered Species Day

May 12, 2017 - May 20 is Endangered Species Day! AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums fund over 2650 conservation projects in over 130 countries and spend upwards of $160 million dollars annually on conservation initiatives and education to give animals the helping hand they desperately need. … More »

Zoo Crew volunteersVolunteer Swap

May 10, 2017 - In March, the Virginia Zoo had the great opportunity to partner with the Virginia Living Museum for a fun activity for our volunteers – a volunteer swap! Volunteers from the Virginia Living Museum (VLM) visited the Virginia Zoo in March.  … More »