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WILDlife-friendly Holiday Tips

November 22, 2017

Let’s face it. The holidays can get pretty wild. There’s tons of food, people, gifts, decorations and alcohol. With this time of year in focus, it’s easy to forget the consequences our holiday traditions have on animals, and not just our … More »

Season’s Feedings Recipes

November 20, 2017

“Season’s Greetings” takes a twist this week as Chef Yohn, with the help of our awesome ZooFarm Keepers, give some of our animals their daily diet in a unique way: Thanksgiving style! Monday, the Patagonian cavy family feasted on their … More »

Our Plight with Fire Blight

November 15, 2017

The Zoo’s orchard, located within the Animal Wellness Campus, has been hit hard by a destructive disease which has affected all of the Asian pear fruit trees. Fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, is a common and frequently devastating problem … More »

More about Diallo and his Condition

November 13, 2017

Many questions surrounding Diallo’s condition have been asked in the past couple of days regarding why certain treatment methods were not performed on our five-year-old watusi cattle with the head tilt. The Zoo’s Veterinarian, Dr. Colleen Clabbers, has summarized the … More »

Virginia Zoo Mourns the Loss of Watusi

November 10, 2017

The Virginia Zoo is saddened to announce its five-year-old watusi, Diallo, was euthanized this week. As reported earlier this year, Diallo was experiencing an overproduction of mucus in one of his horns, causing a weight difference between the right and left … More »

Welcome Sibindi: Third Endangered White Rhino

November 7, 2017

The Virginia Zoo is excited to welcome a male rhino. The 11-year-old male, Sibindi, arrived at the Zoo this weekend from White Oak Conservation Center in Florida and will take residence in the Africa – Okavango Delta with Bora and … More »

The People of the Forest

November 6, 2017

We’re not monkeying around…. Orangutans aren’t monkeys! They are primates, but orangutans, gibbons, siamangs, chimpanzees and gorillas are all apes – not monkeys. But how do you know the difference between the two? Monkeys have tails which they typically use … More »

They’re Up to Bat

October 30, 2017

Love sitting outside, but hate those mosquitoes? Love gardening, but hate those garden pests who eat your plants? Love bananas, peaches, and corn? Thank a bat, and now’s the perfect time, as October is Bat Appreciation Month! Bats get a … More »

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