Tales of the TailsIguana Meet You!

September 8, 2018 - Have you ever heard of animals that are on loan to zoos from other countries? We bet the first and only animal that comes to mind is the Giant panda, in which the individuals living in zoos across the world … More »

Conservation Youth TeamUnder the C-YTs

September 6, 2018 - An era has to come to an end for this year’s group of 41 Conservation Youth Team volunteers. The CYTs had a hands-on, minds-on summer filled with tons of educational, productive and fun experiences like trail-hosting and showcasing artifacts to … More »

Animal StoriesOne of the Graytest Monitors

August 31, 2018 - Zoo fans and staff have been anticipating the opening of the World of Reptiles and after months of anticipation, the newly renovated reptile house officially opened its doors on June 4. The new World of Reptiles and Friends nearly doubles … More »

Animal GroupsAll in the Family

August 28, 2018 - The animals at the Zoo come in all shapes and sizes, colors and textures. Some of them prefer to live a solitary life, while others enjoy the company of several other animals in their same species. But did you know … More »

Animal Wellness Meet the Patient: Larsen

August 24, 2018 - Name: Larsen Sex: Male Species: Rock hyrax Age: DOB 01/18/08 (10 years, 8 months) Weight: 3kg (6.6lbs) Reason for Visit: Dental examination Larsen is a 10-year-old Rock hyrax who underwent a dental exam which included having his tusks trimmed and polished. … More »

AnimealsThey Goat a Special Treat

August 22, 2018 - Chef Yohn was back at it again for this month’s Animeals, and this time he had some help from his assistant, Sous Chef James. Yesterday was World Goat Day, so what better recipients of a frosty, delicious treat than the … More »

Conservation Youth TeamCYTs Head to Portsmouth

August 17, 2018 - The second Conservation Youth Team Event of the summer occurred on Wednesday, August 8. The Virginia Zoo’s group of 41 CYTs traveled to the Elizabeth River Project’s Paradise Creek Nature Park. The park, located in Portsmouth, is an 11-acre, restored … More »

ClimatesNot All Plain and Simple

August 15, 2018 - Grasslands encompass more than 40 percent of the world’s land surface, reaching across six of the Earth’s seven continents. Grasslands, also called plains, prairies and savannas, are large areas of land covered mostly in grass, with sparse small shrub and … More »