EducationReasons to Become a Safari Camper

March 5, 2018 - It may still be chilly out, but we at the Virginia Zoo are gearing up for another fabulous year of Safari Camp! Explore mythical monsters, crack zoo mysteries, become a zookeeper in training, or help tackle real-world conservation issues: we … More »

Lola's DepartureAll Grown Up

March 1, 2018 - Lola, the Virginia Zoo’s five-and-a-half-year-old female siamang has reached maturity and is ready to leave the family group. A siamang family group consists of one adult male and one adult female, along with two or three offspring. Hitam and Bali, the Zoo’s … More »

ConservationNational Invasive Species Awareness Week

February 26, 2018 - This week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Although we tend to think of invasive species more as pests than true threats, these invaders have a drastic effect on wildlife. More than 40% of threatened or endangered species are at risk … More »

Tales of the TailsBeary Cool Animals

February 22, 2018 - The Virginia Zoo has two pairs of bears, moon bear brothers Thai and Chai, and sun bear couple Palu and Suntil. For this edition of Tales of the Tails, we have everything you need to know about the elusive pair … More »

Baby AnimalsEmery is on exhibit!

February 21, 2018 - Making his exhibit debut today along side mom, Zola, Emery thoroughly enjoyed exploring his new outdoor home!    Currently the lions are rotating days they are on exhibit. Some days Mramba will be out, while others Zola and Emery are … More »

AnimealsDaily Diets for the Animals

February 16, 2018 - Sometimes Zoo Chef Yohn gets to be creative with food by making special treats for the animals, but on most days he spends his time slicing, dicing and weighing diets for each animal under the Zoo’s care. It may not … More »

Baby AnimalsAn Emery Update

February 14, 2018 - All of the test results have returned from Emery’s most recent diagnostic workup and fortunately did not reveal evidence of cancer, viruses or bacterial infections. Since the more serious diseases have been ruled out, the Zoo’s Veterinary staff have concluded … More »

Species Survival ProgramsPlaying Matchmaker

February 14, 2018 - Valentine’s Day is today, which means us humans either already have a date for tonight or might be hopeful we’ll find a date before the night is over. There are many ways for humans to find a partner – online … More »