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ExhibitsWorld of Reptiles Turns One!

June 5, 2019 - Can you believe the World of Reptiles has been open for an entire year? Time flies when you get to spend your time with some of the world’s most exotic animals all under the same roof. In the last 365 … More »

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Zoo To Do 2019Clues for Your Best Zoo To Do

May 29, 2019 - The Zoo’s most zooperior event of the year is here! To say we’re bright-eyed and bushy tailed is an understatement. You’ve answered the Call of the Wild, but now what? Whether you’re swinging in with your significant other, galloping in … More »

ConservationCreeping toward Survival

May 23, 2019 - It’s World Turtle Day! The Zoo has more than a dozen species of turtles and tortoises, from program animal ambassadors who live behind-the-scenes, to hatchlings that can be found in the World of Reptiles Nursery. The species that live at … More »

Baby AnimalsUp to Our Necks in Zoo Babies!

May 21, 2019 - The Virginia Zoo welcomed a female Masai giraffe calf on May 20, 2019. At birth, the calf weighed 141 pounds, and stands almost six feet tall. This is the sixth giraffe to be born to mom, Imara and seventh for … More »

Tales of the TailsTo the Moon and Back

May 20, 2019 - In early 2018 we introduced you to a beary cool pair of animals, the sun bears. But did you know the Virginia Zoo is home to another pair of bears? Although the two species are similar – they both are … More »

Animal HealthTraining Makes Vet Visits Easier

May 17, 2019 - Just as humans visit their doctors for routine check-ups, animals at the Virginia Zoo are also visited by their doctor, or veterinarian Dr. Colleen Clabbers. To prepare for routine check-ups, many of the animals are trained to voluntarily participate in … More »

Baby AnimalsAnother for Abby!

May 15, 2019 - Abby, the 17-year-old Hartmann’s mountain zebra gave birth to a female foal on Monday, May 13, 2019. This is the fifth filly for Abby and fourth for father, eight-year-old, Zack. Zoo Keepers are looking for a name that starts with … More »

Zoo To Do 2019Answer the Call of the Wild

May 14, 2019 - Zoo to Do is back! This year’s theme, Call of the Wild, invites you to scurry, swim, swing or swoop into the Virginia Zoo and channel your inner animal to help us celebrate all things in nature! This event is … More »