New ArrivalsMeet Kamau and Khari

January 31, 2018 - Two male watusi now call the Zoo’s Africa – Okavango Delta home. Kamau and Khari join Gamba, a five-and-a-half-year-old watusi, and three Hartmann’s mountain zebras in the shared exhibit. “This is a great opportunity to watch this captivating species grow … More »

Tales of the TailsNot All Black and White

January 30, 2018 - What looks like a horse, lives in Africa and has black and white stripes? A zebra, of course! Known as one of the more easily recognizable creatures in the Animal Kingdom, zebras are actually much more than the color (and … More »

Baby AnimalsEmery Turns 3 Months Old

January 29, 2018 - Our little lion cub, Emery, turned 3 months old this weekend and is up to 27 pounds. He’s starting to eat meat with his mom and has been an active cub. However, as he grows, physical exams over the past … More »

Baby AnimalsA Happy Hatching!

January 25, 2018 - The largest Pigeon species has hatched at the Virginia Zoo! The Virginia Zoo welcomes a female Victoria Crowned pigeon chick, which was hatched early December. This is the first successful hatching of a Victoria Crowned at the Zoo, and for … More »

Conservation Youth TeamBeing a CYT Intern

January 24, 2018 - Being able to intern at the Virginia Zoo under Kristine Kastenbaum, the Volunteer Coordinator, and Nicole Miller, the Community Outreach Coordinator, for the Conservation Youth Team was one of the best opportunities I have been fortunate to have. The Conservation … More »

CommunityNickels in the New Year

January 18, 2018 - Whole Foods Market in Virginia Beach has selected The Virginia Zoo to be the recipient of their Nickels for Nonprofits community giving program for the next three months. Customers who bring their reusable bags to shop at Whole Foods Market … More »

Zoo ImprovementsPardon Our Mess

January 17, 2018 - Every year the Zoo sees approximately 500,000 visitors through its doors. Our fans, the weather and daily operations put our facilities to the test, so each winter Zoo staff takes time to update, upgrade and updo the grounds. Lots of … More »

Animal BirthRing in 2018 with peace, love and “Joy”

December 31, 2017 - The Virginia Zoo closed out 2017 with the birth of a baby Eastern bongo. The female calf, who Zoo Keepers have named Joy, was born overnight on December 24 to experienced mom Juni. Joy weighed 47 pounds at birth, and is … More »