September 13, 2021
prevost squirrel close up
The Virginia ZooFarm residents are getting squirrelly over their new friends, Diana and Kelapa. These two new additions are Prevost squirrels, native...
September 3, 2021
Sloth inflatable animal sculpture
This November the Virginia Zoo will welcome 28 new animals – the inflatable kind – in an exciting winter exhibition called...
August 13, 2021
Nope. Your eyes are not deceiving you. There are hundreds, thousands of strange creatures on our planet, and some of them include lizards that have...
July 19, 2021
The Virginia Zoo is proud to announce the historic birth of its first-ever Southern white rhinoceros, born to mom, Zina, and dad, Sibindi, on Sunday,...
July 13, 2021
A happy Northern Tree Shew living at the Virginia Zoo
Relationships are hard, but in the animal kingdom things can be even more difficult when trying to find a mate. There isn’t an app to download or a...
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...
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...
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...
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, drooling, weight loss The...