ANIMEALSNot your tyPIGal meal

March 27, 2019 - Oboi, the Zoo’s red river hog turns 12 today! In honor his birthday and St. Patrick’s Day, the chefs at the Diet Kitchen were inspired to make Green Eggs and Ham. We know what you’re thinking, isn’t it weird to … More »

Skull LabA Bone to Pick

March 21, 2019 - Scientists use many types of clues to study and understand different environments, especially the types of animals that live in certain ecosystems. Clues can include scat or poop, footprints, hair and even markings on the ground, such as broken logs … More »

ClimatesWelcome to the Jungle

March 20, 2019 - There’s a famous song, “Welcome to the jungle, it has tons of rain”, or at least that’s what the lyrics should have said! Jungle is a nickname for rainforest, which is a type of biome that is hot, humid, has … More »

EdZOOcation SeriesWildest Days at the Zoo in 2019

March 13, 2019 - Our EdZOOcation and Animal Appreciation Days are back again by popular demand! More than 12,600 people of all ages came to last year’s events, and 64 Zoodoptions were also purchased, contributing approximately $2,500 to various conservation organizations the Zoo partners … More »

Tales of the TailsHow Now, Brown Cow?

March 11, 2019 - The ZooFarm is one of the most diverse areas of the Zoo, but not because of its brightly colored buildings. More than a dozen species from nearly every continent can be found here, from tiny tree shrews and screaming birds … More »

Zoo EventsEnjoy Breakfast with the Animals

March 7, 2019 - Breakfast with the Animals is one of the Zoo’s most popular events of the year. Why? It’s an exclusive opportunity to enjoy breakfast at the Zoo and then watch the animals eat their breakfast too! The before-hours event offers Zoo … More »

Zoo HorticultureAs the Worm Turns

February 28, 2019 - Coming soon to the ZooFarm are our new composting bins! The Zoo’s Horticulture Department will use vegetable scraps from the Zoo’s Animal Commissary, compostable greenery and hoof stock manure harvested from Zoo grounds to make compost. This project is part … More »

Departures and ArrivalsChanges for the Cheetahs

February 22, 2019 - After almost three years at the Virginia Zoo, cheetahs Chester and Rico are leaving to head across country in search of mates. The brothers, who came from the Metro Richmond Zoo in April 2016, are being relocated to the Wildlife … More »