Zoo TechnologyNew Augmented Reality Tour Enhances Zoo Experience

January 9, 2020 - The Virginia Zoo is unveiling a new technology that will take Zoo visitors on an immersive tour to meet and learn more about its animal residents. The Zoo’s Augmented Reality Tour is a collaboration with Life Preserve and ECPI University. … More »

Zoo History10 Memorable Zoo Things from the Past Decade

December 31, 2019 - It’s the last day of the month, the last day of the year and the last day of this decade. The Zoo has grown exponentially in the past ten years, with hundreds of births and new animal additions, new education … More »

Safari CampBest New Way to Learn: Adult Safari Camp! 

December 2, 2019 - This year, we launched a brand-new Safari Camp experience for adults only, and it was a hit! In July and August, our Adult Campers came face-to-face with animal ambassadors, ventured behind the scenes, and learned from our experts about conservation … More »

Tales of the TailsNot Your Typical Basilisk

November 29, 2019 - When you hear the word basilisk, you may initially think of the giant serpent from legends and myths that is also featured in a popular book series, Harry Potter. While that basilisk is considered fictional, there are real basilisks today … More »

Member PerksMembers of the Quarter

November 26, 2019 - Vance Van Horn and Erin Allen were our third lucky Members of the Quarter winner! They live (and work) in Norfolk and have the ‘Zoo for Two Membership.’ The pair came in and braved a rainy afternoon to experience a … More »

Volunteer at the Zoo Trail Host Pros: The Zoo’s Most Popular Volunteer Position

November 19, 2019 - On your recent visit to the Zoo, perhaps you encountered a friendly, green-polo-wearing individual on one of our trails. They may have just said “Hello!”or perhaps you engaged in a conversation about the curious critters in the habitat behind them. … More »

Animal WellnessVirginia Zoo Mourns a Significant Loss

November 18, 2019 - The Zoo is deeply saddened to share that despite almost a full week of highly intensive 24-hour around the clock treatment and supportive care, young orangutan Sofie has passed away. Veterinary and animal care staff had been providing critical life … More »

Animal WellnessGet Well Soon, Sofie

November 15, 2019 - Sofie, the Zoo’s 1 ½ year old Bornean orangutan, is unfortunately very sick. Just like with human babies, young orangutans are much more susceptible to disease due to still-developing immune systems and Sofie has come down with a serious infection … More »