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...
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 & Eco’...
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...