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International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 12, 2017

Litter isn’t just a big deal in Hampton Roads, but across the world. Plastics and other trash aren’t easily decomposable, and end up in storm drains, parks, water sources and can ultimately end up in the stomachs of the world’s … More »

Meet the Patient: Palu

September 5, 2017

Name: Palu Sex: Male Species: Malayan sun bear Age: DOB 10/25/08 (8 yr 9 mo old) Weight: 155.1lb Reason for Visit: Routine Physical Examination   Each animal at the Virginia Zoo receives a routine physical examination at least every 2-3 years or … More »

Hands-on as a CYT

August 30, 2017

Every summer, the Virginia Zoo offers youth a chance to get involved at the Zoo, to become more hands on with conservation efforts and learn to be an environmental steward of the future. The Virginia Zoo’s Conservation Youth Team (CYT) … More »

They Say I’m Emusing

August 21, 2017

Take a stroll through the Australia Walkabout and you’ll find this tall, flightless bird duo scoping out their wallaby and kangaroo neighbors, as well as guests, with their deep red eyes. If you’re quiet, you can actually hear their unique calls, … More »

Animeals for Bora and Zina

August 18, 2017

Bora and Zina, our Southern White rhinos, are two of the Zoo’s largest animals – weighing in between 2,200 and 2,700 pounds each. With that much mass, a pretty hefty sized diet must be consumed to stay healthy and thriving; … More »

Take an Adventure in Africa

August 15, 2017

Make your next trip to the Zoo an educational trip by learning all about our Africa – Okavango Delta friends and what you can do to protect them in the wild. On August 17, we’ll be taking an Adventure in … More »

Bowling for Rhinos

August 9, 2017

Bowling for Rhinos… What is it, why is it important, and how can you help? What is it? Bowling for Rhinos is a national fundraising campaign hosted by chapters of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) all over the … More »

What’s Up with Diallo?

August 7, 2017

If you’ve been to the Zoo recently, you might have noticed Diallo, one of our two five-year-old Watusi cattle has a slight tilt to his head. Inside all Watusi horns there are special cells that help with heat exchange and … More »

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