San Diego Kids and CHKDVirginia Zoo Animals Become TV Stars at Hospital

July 2, 2019 - Young patients, their families and invited guests were treated to a visit with some amazing animal ambassadors—including a Flemish giant rabbit, a hedgehog and a Harris’s hawkfrom the Virginia Zoo—at a gathering at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Friday, … More »

AnimealsToucan Do It!

June 28, 2019 - Chef Yohn has been MIA (or just on vacation) but the animals at the Zoo still have to be fed! During his absence, there is plenty of work still happening in the Diet Kitchen – produce is cut, weighed and … More »

On the BlogPlan the Purrfect Visit to the Zoo

June 25, 2019 - The weather has been ideal lately, with sunny skies and a cool breeze. Hampton Roads is busier than ever with a higher influx of visitors who are out of school and in the area for summer vacation. Whether you’re visiting … More »

EcochallengeLet’s Be Plastic Free

June 20, 2019 - In July 2018, 151 Virginia Zoo staff members and volunteers joined together to compete against 79 other zoological organizations to see who could be the most plastic-free. Known as Plastic Free Ecochallenge, this challenge is a 31-day, global challenge in July … More »

DevelopmentNew Zoo Brew

June 16, 2019 - In collaboration with the Virginia Zoo and its orangutan conservation efforts, Wasserhund Brewery has created a new brew called tropiTANG Treat Milkshake IPA. The Virginia Beach based brewery was inspired by the flavor profile of the early 2000’s drink, Tang. … More »

Tales of the TailsKeep Calm and Carrion

June 13, 2019 - When you think of Mt. Everest, do you picture seeing anything more than snow on top of the tallest mountain in the world? We bet you wouldn’t anticipate seeing a large bird at the peak, but they have been sighted. … More »

New at the ZooThe Best Way to Nature Play

June 11, 2019 - Word around our neck of the woods is that a new outdoor play space is coming to Zoo grounds and it opens this Thursday night! The Zoo is unveiling its new Run Wild! Nature Discovery Zone, located directly across from … More »

Animal ArrivalsHey, Attention Hogs!

June 6, 2019 - The Virginia Zoo’s red river hog sounder, or group, is growing by two this summer. Mrembo and Tikiti, both females, joined the Zoo last month. The pair were born in April 2017 at the San Diego Safari Park and arrived … More »