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Hisstmas Time is Here

December 13, 2017

On the first day of Hisstmas my curator gave to me… reptiles for all to see! The opening of the newly renovated World of Reptiles is drawing near and the Virginia Zoo is not only coming to a close on … More »

Meet the Patient: Mateo

December 11, 2017

Name: Mateo Sex: Male Species: Prehensile-tailed porcupine Age: 2 yrs 11 mo old (born 12/5/14) Weight: 6 kg (13.2 lb) Reason for Visit: Episodes of inappetence, test for Gastrolithiasis Just like humans, animals can get sick for no apparent reason. … More »

The Main Donates Towels

December 7, 2017

Ever wonder what happens to used hotel towels? After a towel has fulfilled its purpose and reached the end of its life, it has to end up somewhere. In this instance, the Virginia Zoo makes great use of them. Recently, … More »

They’ve Been Spotted

December 4, 2017

You probably already know that a cheetah can run from 0-60 miles per hour in under three seconds, which is much faster than the average car, but let’s take a few moments to slow down and learn more interesting facts about … More »

Pawsitively Adorable Update

December 1, 2017

Here’s the first of many cub updates to come! Listen and watch as Lead Africa Keeper Jennifer and Zoo vet Dr. Colleen examine and gush over our newest addition, a 4-week-old male lion cub born on October 28 to experienced … More »

No Lion, the Zoo has a New Cub

November 30, 2017

The Virginia Zoo is thrilled to announce its latest birth of a lion cub. The male cub was born on October 28 to experienced mom Zola and dad Mramba. The cub weighed just three pounds five ounces at birth and … More »

Zoo Keeper Chelsea Works with Tapirs

November 29, 2017

Chelsea Swain is a Virginia Zoo Asia Zoo Keeper. She graduated from Christopher Newport University and then interned at The Wildlife Center of Virginia, as well as the Virginia Zoo. She has volunteered at the Virginia Aquarium on the Dive … More »

Giving Zoosday

November 27, 2017

Giving Tuesday, also known as Giving ZOOsday, is today, November 28th and the Virginia Zoo is proud to be a part of this global celebration of giving. Every year we have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and … More »

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