February 27, 2017
This week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Although we tend to think of invasive species more as pests than true threats, these...
February 22, 2017
It’s a bear. No, it’s a primate. Or maybe it’s a cat. Actually, it’s neither one of those animals. It’s a binturong!...
February 17, 2017
In the days leading up to World Pangolin Day, which is celebrated on February 18, we wanted to share an exciting, new conservation partnership that...
February 14, 2017
Love is in the air at the Virginia Zoo! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Chef Yohn prepared a tasty, yet nutritious meal for a whole family...
February 6, 2017
Just as people trim their fingernails and toenails, and some species of cats shed their dull or broken claws, animals with hooves on their feet need...
January 30, 2017
Mramba, king of the Virginia Zoo (Virginia Zoo photo by Cedrick Garrett).
The lion is Africa’s big cat. With their majestic manes, charismatic roars and complex social structures, these striking creatures are unique...
January 26, 2017
Happy Australia Day, mates! Heralded as one of the most distinctive places on earth, Australia is not only a massive island and its own...
January 24, 2017
12pm friday 2/3 It has been 10 days since Sunny, our Red panda, was discovered missing from her exhibit here at the Virginia Zoo. Our search for...
January 20, 2017
(Norfolk, VA) – The Virginia Zoo staff is mourning the loss of its admired and beloved White rhino Alfred. The 48-year-old rhino died on January 19...