November 1, 2016
The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a wild cat that is found in parts of eastern and southwestern Africa, as well as parts of Iran. These unique cats...
October 27, 2016
Amphibians are the most endangered group of vertebrates, with nearly a third of all species threatened with extinction globally. Worldwide, their...
October 26, 2016
Alfred, the Zoo’s 48-year-old White rhino is set to receive x-rays this week to decide next steps in his medical treatment and recovery. Virginia...
October 25, 2016
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the “stuff on the windows” at the orangutan and tiger exhibits. So we’ve decided to sit down with...
October 21, 2016
Today is Reptile Awareness Day – the perfect time to celebrate all things slimy, slithery and creepy! The Virginia Zoo is exceptionally excited to...
October 20, 2016
Today marks the celebration of International Sloth Day! This holiday exists to help educate the public about the well-being of sloths, conservation...
October 17, 2016
Many of the animals who reside at the Virginia Zoo live longer than they would in the wild, sometimes two to three times longer than their expected...
September 29, 2016
Sunday, October 2, 2016 is World Farm Animal Day! The Virginia Zoo is happy to be celebrating all of its domestic and non-domestic farm animals with...
September 27, 2016
The Virginia Zoo is celebrating First Responders Day by offering discounts on daily tickets and memberships for First Responders and their families...