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person with blue gloves holds screaming red panda cub in hands Thrice the Cuteness

August 19, 2019

The Virginia Zoo welcomed three red panda cubs to mom, three-year-old Masu and dad, four-year-old Timur. The cubs, two males and one female, were born off-exhibit at the Zoo’s Animal Wellness Campus on June 18. Red panda cubs weigh approximately … More »

You Jelly?

August 15, 2019

When it comes to animal diets, choosing the right nutrients can be tricky. At the Virginia Zoo, we mimic each species’ natural diet as best as possible, supplementing various ingredients to ensure the animals get all of the fruits, veggies, … More »

person holding sleepy hedgehog Meet the Patient: Amari

August 8, 2019

Name: Amari Sex: Female Species: hedgehog Age: 3 years Weight: 342 g (.75 lb.) Reason for Visit: Echocardiogram to evaluate heart murmur heard during routine physical exam During a past routine visit to the Animal Wellness Campus, a defect was noticed … More »

Red panda panting with plastic free ecochallenge text and logos Plastic-Free Wrap

August 5, 2019

As a conservation organization, it is our responsibility to help create a healthy, just and sustainable future for not only the human race, but for the flora and fauna that don’t have a voice. For the second year, Virginia Zoo … More »

Southern screamer stands over its unhatched egg Screaming Bundle of Joy

July 31, 2019

When Keepers discover animals are breeding or expecting to become parents, preparations are made to help make the process as easy as possible for both the animals and the Keepers who will be involved in any care needed. A few … More »

Father holding son in front of animal exhibit with mother Members of the Quarter

July 30, 2019

The Chao Family was the second lucky family to be randomly selected as our Members of the Quarter! Mom- Dana, Dad- Frederick, Daughter- Keira and Son- Kylar are new to the area and have the ‘Household Plus Membership.’ When the … More »

Teams play life-sized version ofhungry hungry hippo 2019 Zoo Keeper Olympics

July 26, 2019

There’s no doubt that some of the requirements to be a Zoo Keeper include physical fitness and wit. It is mandatory for Keepers to be on their feet most of the day and they often have to do physically daunting … More »

zoo keeper in hat smiles while holding Caledonian gecko in both hands Keeper Confidential | Dennis

July 25, 2019

We’re half way through National Keeper Week, but still celebrating! Our Keepers spend most of their time with the animals or talking about the animals with visitors, so our Keeper Confidential blogs are a great way for our Zoo Fans … More »

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