March 4, 2021
Meet Chef Yohn, the Keeper who is primarily responsible for slicing, dicing, chopping and preparing the food for the Virginia Zoo's animals, plus...
February 17, 2021
yellow-backed duiker walking
What is a duiker "Duiker" is most likely an unfamiliar term in your animal vocabulary but fear not, we can clarify what this animal is and even...
February 5, 2021
Zoo Vet examines a binturong with a stethoscope
Zoo Keepers have many responsibilities - feeding the animals, providing enrichment opportunities, cleaning, performing exhibit maintenance, inspiring...
January 14, 2021
close up of newborn giraffe calf
Virginia Zoo Keepers are delighted to welcome a newborn Masai giraffe calf born on January 11, 2021 At birth, the baby weighed 1485 pounds, and stood...
January 8, 2021
Cinereous vulture in habitat at zoo
Visible from the boardwalk overlooking the tapir habitat is the Zoo’s Cinereous vulture exhibit where guests can once more see the Zoo’s...
January 5, 2021
sarus crane with grass background
Just as the actors in old-time movies often had to be what is called a triple threat – able to sing, act and dance – the sarus crane also does...
December 21, 2020
Name: Olivia Sex: Female Species: Screaming hairy armadillo Age: 6 years, 3 months Weight: 968 g (213 lb) Reason for Visit: Full physical...
December 17, 2020
Just beyond the African Village Cafe at the Virginia Zoo, across from the vast exhibit where the Masai giraffes, Yellow-backed duikers, Southern...
December 14, 2020
Female saki monkey sitting on a branch
If there's any day where monkeying around is encouraged, it's today on National Monkey Day! The Virginia Zoo currently has two species of monkeys:...