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Zoo Gift Shop

The gift shop is located by the Zoo’s main entrance and is open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Stop by for animal-related gifts, snacks and more!

Now featuring flip-flop animals. The Virginia Zoo has partnered with Ocean Sole, TheFlipflop Recycling Company, to conserve marine life and support sustainable community development. Ocean Sole collects discarded flip flops that were previously blighting waterways and coastlines in Kenya, and artisans from local communities transform the collected waste into colorful flip flop creations. The foamy footwear is collected and scrubbed, then carved, sanded and sculpted into colorful patchwork animals.

The Virginia Zoo is the first zoo in the country to sell the art. The Zoo has ordered several sizes of elephants, giraffes, warthogs, rhinos, lions, hippos and zebras, which are available in the Zoo Gift Shop. There are also other unique pieces such as door stops and bracelets in the Zoo’s flip flop collection.