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,...
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 148.5 pounds, and...
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 (2.13 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...
December 10, 2020
Vet inspects wing of vulture
The Zoo welcomes Dr. Tara Reilly, the new Veterinarian at the Animal Wellness Campus. Q | Tell us a little about yourself. A | I was born and raised...
December 8, 2020
pile of chopped lettuce, carrots, apples, sweet potato, peppers on green cutting board
The Zoo has a set of important safety rules we ask each visitor to follow. These are for the safety of everyone; guests, staff and volunteers,...