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Animeals for the Tigers and Siamangs

January 17, 2017

Virginia Zoo Chef Yohn’s job is to slice, dice, peel, chop, cook, mash and prepare the meals of all of the animals at the Zoo, but why stop there? The animals receive enrichment to stimulate their senses and behaviors, and … More »

The New Virginia Zoo Mobile App is Out Now!

January 11, 2017

On Wednesday, January 11, 2016 the Virginia Zoo released its new mobile app for both iOS and Android users to download and enjoy at no cost! As you open the app, be sure to watch a short video that captures the unique … More »

Save the Eagle Day

January 10, 2017

On January 10 of every year, the United States celebrates its national symbol, the Bald Eagle, by raising awareness about the majestic bird and the threats it faces on Save the Eagle Day! It turns out, the American Bald Eagle is … More »

Happy 1st Birthday Tiger Cubs!

January 6, 2017

Happy 1st Birthday to Stubbley and Osceola! It’s been a amazing year watching our very own Malayan tiger cubs grow up in front of our eyes. From the thrilling day(s) they were born, to their first exam, to their first … More »

Happy National Bird Day

January 5, 2017

Every year on January 5 is National Bird Day. This animal holiday celebrates more than 9,800 species of birds that exist around the world, their impact on the environment, as well as their physical and behavioral beauty. Sadly, more than … More »

We Have a New Bongo!

January 3, 2017

Just in time for the holidays, the Virginia Zoo received a new Eastern bongo to add to the herd! The two-year-old male, named Bob, came from the Atlanta Zoo. Immediately after his arrival, Bob was placed in quarantine at the Animal … More »

Roary’s Adventures

December 31, 2016

Roary pulled double duty this year as the Zoo’s elf making sure staff AND animals were all behaving for Santa! He got himself into a little mischief but he made it all around the Zoo just in time to tell Santa … More »

Endangered Species Act

December 28, 2016

In 1972, President Richard Nixon declared that conservation efforts in the United States aimed toward preventing the extinction of species were inadequate, and called for change. A new act, with a focus on the conservation of endangered and threatened species, not … More »

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