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Daily Diets for the Animals

February 16, 2018

Sometimes Zoo Chef Yohn gets to be creative with food by making special treats for the animals, but on most days he spends his time slicing, dicing and weighing diets for each animal under the Zoo’s care. It may not … More »

An Emery Update

February 14, 2018

All of the test results have returned from Emery’s most recent diagnostic workup and fortunately did not reveal evidence of cancer, viruses or bacterial infections. Since the more serious diseases have been ruled out, the Zoo’s Veterinary staff have concluded … More »

Playing Matchmaker

February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day is today, which means us humans either already have a date for tonight or might be hopeful we’ll find a date before the night is over. There are many ways for humans to find a partner – online … More »

Three’s Company

February 6, 2018

In case you’ve missed it, the Virginia Zoo now has three Southern White rhinos on exhibit! Sisters Bora and Zina were joined by an older male named Sibindi in November, and all three rhinos were recently introduced to each other. … More »

Meet Kamau and Khari

January 31, 2018

Two male watusi now call the Zoo’s Africa – Okavango Delta home. Kamau and Khari join Gamba, a five-and-a-half-year-old watusi, and three Hartmann’s mountain zebras in the shared exhibit. “This is a great opportunity to watch this captivating species grow … More »

Not All Black and White

January 30, 2018

What looks like a horse, lives in Africa and has black and white stripes? A zebra, of course! Known as one of the more easily recognizable creatures in the Animal Kingdom, zebras are actually much more than the color (and … More »

Emery Turns 3 Months Old

January 29, 2018

Our little lion cub, Emery, turned 3 months old this weekend and is up to 27 pounds. He’s starting to eat meat with his mom and has been an active cub. However, as he grows, physical exams over the past … More »

A Happy Hatching!

January 25, 2018

The largest Pigeon species has hatched at the Virginia Zoo! The Virginia Zoo welcomes a female Victoria Crowned pigeon chick, which was hatched early December. This is the first successful hatching of a Victoria Crowned at the Zoo, and for … More »

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