July 2, 2021
Many species of animals have defense mechanisms to ward off predators To name a few - some have sharp claws or teeth, or hard external shells to...
June 4, 2021
crocodile monitor on log
June 4 is the Virginia Zoo's anniversary of the World of Reptiles and Friends, which opened to the public in 2018 Zoo visitors can find reptiles,...
May 23, 2021
We're likely all familiar with the story of the tortoise and the hare, and while the tale is vague on which species of tortoise the hare challenged...
May 13, 2021
Doctors stand over a Malayan tapir
Name: Haddie Sex: Female Species: Malayan tapir Age: 11 years Weight: 600 pounds Reason for Visit: Decreased appetite,...
May 10, 2021
Logo for Nature & Eco Kayak Tours
Virginia Zoo and Norfolk Kayak Rentals have partnered together to create exciting kayak tours of the Lafayette River The ‘Nature &...
May 5, 2021
Dwarf Goats resting at the Virginia Zoo
The Virginia Zoo is udderly excited to announce the ZooFarm’s reopening on May 5, 2021 The barnyard boasts a variety of animals...
April 28, 2021
Animals tend to live longer due to the excellent quality of care they receive while under managed care at institutions like the Virginia Zoo This can...
April 23, 2021
We're continuing our Volunteer Appreciation Week celebration with an interview with Alison, a Zoo Crew Volunteer who has been volunteering with the...
April 21, 2021
"I came to volunteer here at the Zoo in 2016 with the hope of becoming a husbandry volunteer in the ZooFarm Since there was a requirement of...