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img_8270 Zoo prevents bird deaths by applying tape

October 25, 2016

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the “stuff on the windows” at the orangutan and tiger exhibits. So we’ve decided to sit down with Brooke, the Zoo’s Lead Bird Keeper and ask her a few questions.   Question: … More »

lizard Happy Reptile Awareness Day!

October 21, 2016

Today is Reptile Awareness Day – the perfect time to celebrate all things slimy, slithery and creepy! The Virginia Zoo is exceptionally excited to be celebrating all of our scaly friends this year as we begin renovations to the Reptile House. … More »

dudley-sleeping Happy International Sloth Day!

October 20, 2016

Today marks the celebration of International Sloth Day! This holiday exists to help educate the public about the well-being of sloths, conservation efforts being made to help them thrive in the wild and to celebrate the lives of these cute, sleepy … More »

dsc_0436 How the Zoo cares for its Seniors

October 17, 2016

Many of the animals who reside at the Virginia Zoo live longer than they would in the wild, sometimes two to three times longer than their expected lifespan! In the wild, an older animal would be easy prey for a … More »

KuneKune Pigs World Farm Animal Day

September 29, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016 is World Farm Animal Day! The Virginia Zoo is happy to be celebrating all of its domestic and non-domestic farm animals with a day of fun for both animals and humans alike! World Farm Animal Day … More »

DSC_0611 First Responders to Receive Discounts at Virginia Zoo

September 27, 2016

The Virginia Zoo is celebrating First Responders Day by offering discounts on daily tickets and memberships for First Responders and their families starting Sept. 27, 2016. “The Virginia Zoo is proud to give back those who risk their lives on … More »

DSC_1662 Back to School at the Zoo

September 12, 2016

Teachers, school staff and parents of students fascinated by animals: the school year is here and now is the time to schedule classroom programs or tours at the Zoo. Of all times of the year, an Autumn day gives you … More »

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