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Animeals for Bora and Zina

August 18, 2017

Bora and Zina, our Southern White rhinos, are two of the Zoo’s largest animals – weighing in between 2,200 and 2,700 pounds each. With that much mass, a pretty hefty sized diet must be consumed to stay healthy and thriving; … More »

Take an Adventure in Africa

August 15, 2017

Make your next trip to the Zoo an educational trip by learning all about our Africa – Okavango Delta friends and what you can do to protect them in the wild. On August 17, we’ll be taking an Adventure in … More »

Bowling for Rhinos

August 9, 2017

Bowling for Rhinos… What is it, why is it important, and how can you help? What is it? Bowling for Rhinos is a national fundraising campaign hosted by chapters of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) all over the … More »

What’s Up with Diallo?

August 7, 2017

If you’ve been to the Zoo recently, you might have noticed Diallo, one of our two five-year-old Watusi cattle has a slight tilt to his head. Inside all Watusi horns there are special cells that help with heat exchange and … More »

No Filter Needed – or is it?

August 5, 2017

Today’s special holiday commemorates an animal that can be spotted at the Zoo, but only if you come at the right time. Walk past the bison and eagle enclosures, and head across from the Zoo’s pond. Look out in the … More »

The Zoo Comes to a Preschool Near You!

August 1, 2017

The Virginia Zoo recently created three new interactive preschool Zoo to You Outreaches: “Animals on the Move”, “One, Two, Who’s at the Zoo?” and “Colorful Animal Kingdom.” These programs are designed for preschoolers, ages three to five, to encourage learning … More »

Come Celebrate International Tiger Day at the Zoo

July 27, 2017

July 29th is International Tiger Day and the Virginia Zoo is celebrating with some fun festivities on from 11 am to 2 pm. The Zoo’s Education Department will be hosting discovery stations, tiger-themed crafts, face painting and exciting games. You’ll … More »

Sprouting New Life

July 24, 2017

The Virginia Zoo Horticulture Department is working on a new type of garden that is not only unique for guests to see, but that is beneficial for the flora and fauna on Zoo grounds. Next time you’re in the Zoo, … More »

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