Support the Zoo

Thanks to a generous community, the Virginia Zoo has grown and improved over the past 100 years.  We’re proud of our accomplishments with innovative education programs, quality animal care and exhibits. Your gift can enrich both the lives of our animals here at the Zoo and their species around the world, as well as inspire conservation action and have a lasting impact on the thousands of families and school children that visit annually. You can help by:

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Help the Zoo’s Conservation Efforts

The Virginia Zoo Conservation and Research Fund, established in 2001, is funded by the Education Department of Virginia Zoo and designated contributions. This fund helps us to further conservation efforts, including in-house conservation projects undertaken by Virginia Zoo staff as well as local, national and international projects that meet the Zoo’s mission to serve “people, animals and the environment.” Virginia Zoo Conservation Projects have included:

  • Butterfly habitat restoration
  • Malayan tapir information sharing
  • Lafayette River oyster habitat restoration
  • Elephant reproductive and behavioral studies
  • Species Survival Plans (SSP) for 12 animal species

Click here to support the Virginia Zoo Conservation and Research Fund.