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Chick Me Out

October 19, 2018

For Zoo Bird Keepers, a typical day involves checking up and feeding our feathered residents found all around the Zoo. Soon Keepers will also be spending parts of their day relocating many of the bird species to their winter enclosures … More »

A Newborn for Noelle!

October 16, 2018

The Virginia Zoo welcomed a male Masai giraffe calf on October 13, 2018. This is the first baby for mom Noelle, who is five years old, and the sixth for dad Billy. Noelle gave birth during the early morning hours … More »

Animal Misconceptions

October 12, 2018

At some point in our lives, we’ve all fallen victim to a rumor or story we believed to be true, especially tall tales about animals. Black cats on Halloween are bad luck. Goldfish have a terrible memory. Flies have a … More »

Technology Helps the Zoo Teach Kids

October 10, 2018

Education is an important part of the Virginia Zoo’s mission. The Education Department provides a variety of programs for schools, families, and individuals from Safari camps to field trips to ZooLive! stage presentations. We love facilitating opportunities to help our … More »

Growl Fest Tips Before You Sip

October 5, 2018

Growl Fest 2018 is finally here, and we’re hoping to see you, friends and family at the Zoo tomorrow night! Growl Fest officially kicks off at 6 pm with after-hours access to the Zoo, beverages, food trucks and plenty of … More »

Pecky Eaters

September 28, 2018

Chef Yohn is on vacation this week, but that doesn’t mean the work in the Diet Kitchen stops. The animals need to eat, so Sous Chef James has stepped in to make sure all of the animals’ daily diets are … More »

Zoo Says Goodbye to Loved Kangaroo

September 26, 2018

Marley was a 14-year-old Eastern grey kangaroo who lived in the Zoo’s Australia Walkabout. Marley came to the Virginia Zoo from the Kangaroo Conservation Center in Georgia and has lived in the exhibit with the other wallabies and emus for … More »

Meet the Patient: Diego

September 25, 2018

Name: Diego Sex: Male Species: Screaming hairy armadillo Age: 1 yr 5 mo old (born 4/27/17) Weight: 792 grams (1.74 lb) Reason for Visit: Episodes of regurgitation after eating Diego is a one year old male Screaming hairy armadillo who … More »

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