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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 »

Turtley Awesome Animeals

April 17, 2017   The warm weather means more of our animals come out of their temperature controlled shelters to bask in the sun or take dips in their pools. The same goes for our five Aldabra tortoises – AJ, Bubbles, Dotty, Jackson and … More »

Animeals – Cake Cake Cake

March 9, 2017   It’s that time again to step into the Zoo’s Diet Kitchen with Chef Yohn for another Animeals recipe walkthrough! Chef Yohn must have had a craving for some “dessert”, because he decided to make cakes for Haddie the tapir, and meerkats … More »

Valentine’s Day Animeals

February 14, 2017   Love is in the air at the Virginia Zoo! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Chef Yohn prepared a tasty, yet nutritious meal for a whole family of Yellow-backed duikers and two literal “love” birds – the ostriches. The best part … More »

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 »

Animeals: Recipes for the Animals

December 14, 2016   Zoo Chef Yohn Sutton doesn’t just serve the animals food, he gets creative with his own recipes that cater to each animal’s unique personality. We’ve decided to introduce an awesome new blog series entitled Animeals, in which we’ll showcase the step-by-step … More »

A Fig Meal for a Big Lizard

August 15, 2020   This birthday Animeals was a fig deal for our Gray’s monitor, who turns five years old today! Watch as she navigates around her exhibit to retrieve some sweet treats from Zoo Keeper Darcy. Interested in learning more about our Gray’s … More »

Early Birds Get the Worms

July 28, 2020   Mealworms. Worms for a meal. It’s as basic as it gets, but for many animals at the Virginia Zoo, these bugs are a delicacy and a main component of their diets. What exactly is a mealworm? It is the larval … More »

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