Upcoming Attractions New to the Zoo: Nature Play!

February 19, 2019 - The Virginia Zoo is excited to announce the addition of a Nature Play area, to open this summer on Zoo grounds. The Zoo was awarded several grants from local organizations, including a $25,000 grant from the Rotary District 7600, Norfolk Rotary … More »

AnimealsA Crescent Surprise

February 14, 2019 - Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re not only over the moon for our Zoo fans, but we also love our animals to the moon and back! In case you haven’t guessed who the special recipient of Animeals this month is, it’s not … More »

Zoo MembershipMember Madness

February 12, 2019 - Did you know the Virginia Zoo has more than 12,000 member households? If you’re one of the insiders, then you know there is more to a membership than just having an extra card in your wallet that gets you into … More »

HorticultureThe Trending Turnip

February 4, 2019 - Don’t turn up your nose to turnips. There has been renewed interest in winter veggies, adding nutrients to comfort food during cold winter months. The Horticulture Department at the Virginia Zoo is proud to announce the growth of a five … More »

Tales of the TailsThat’s Reticulus

February 1, 2019 - Slither into the World of Reptiles and you’ll see animals big and small, from the tiniest of frogs and turtles to our seven-foot-long crocodiles. While the size of our crocodiles may seem impressive, the longest reptile you’ll see on your … More »

Zoo GrantsSpreading Our Mission

January 29, 2019 - The New Nature Foundation (NNF) is a non-profit organization that strives to protect wild animals and wild places through education, empowerment and an emphasis on creative solutions that promote people living in harmony with nature. In late 2017, the NNF … More »

ClimatesOn Dry Land

January 23, 2019 - One-fifth of the Earth’s surface is covered in dry habitats that receive less than 10 inches of rain per year on average. Despite finding sparse amounts of water here, there is still plenty of life. These biomes are home to … More »

Animal WellnessMeet the Patient: Suntil

January 17, 2019 - Name: Suntil Sex: Female Species: sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) Age: 18 years old Weight: 51 kg (112 lb.) Reason for Visit: Routine physical + dental exam Suntil has been showing signs of potential issues with her teeth, so the Virginia Zoo … More »