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Sounds of Summer

June 21, 2018

Come to the Virginia Zoo on any given day, especially in the summer, and you’ll hear a plethora of sounds. From kids laughing and squealing with joy, to the fountains splashing, families chattering among themselves, and the train whistling in … More »

What to Expect When We’re Expecting

June 20, 2018

As we all know, Dara, the Virginia Zoo’s pregnant orangutan, is due at any time now. Zoo staff and fans alike have been becoming more anxious by the day to hear of the arrival of the newborn. While her Keepers are … More »

A “Pitcher” for Pete and Patty

June 15, 2018

Tree shrews have a symbiotic relationship with pitcher plants. These carnivorous plants offer yummy nectar and insects for the tree shrews to eat, and in return the tree shrews will defecate in the plant, providing additional nutrients for the plant … More »

This is the Last Straw

June 8, 2018

It is estimated that 119 billion pounds of plastic waste is currently in our oceans and waterways, and every year millions of pounds of new plastic waste builds up from the improper disposal of straws, cups, water bottles, plastic bags, … More »

Fearless Feline: An Exam for Emery

June 4, 2018

Everyone’s favorite lion cub, Emery, recently had his seven month checkup by Virginia Zoo vet staff and Dr. Keith Kremer, DVM, DACVIM, a board-certified veterinary internist. Physical exams performed when Emery was three months old revealed developmental abnormalities with his … More »

Thingsss to Remember for Zoo To Do

May 30, 2018

We can’t tame our excitement any longer that you’re joining us for Zoo To Do: Crocodile Rock this Saturday, June 2 at 7 pm! Here’s some additional info for the best Zoo To Do experience: You’re headed to the Virginia Zoo, … More »

Zoo To Do Silent Auction Tips

May 25, 2018

The Virginia Zoo’s annual gala, Zoo To Do, is just a week away! Staff and attendees are equally getting prepared for a night of feasting, dancing and untamed fun. Besides having the opportunity to take in new sights of the … More »

Shelling Out Tasty Treats

May 24, 2018

May 23 was World Turtle Day and the Virginia Zoo’s diet expert Chef Yohn shellebrated with some turtley awesome Animeals for two of our Radiated tortoises, Antano and Narivo. Housed in a behind-the-scenes area, these two tortoises spend most of … More »

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